While browsing old cemeteries…

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A truly Happy Person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour, and one who can enjoy browsing old cemeteries...

Here are some fascinating things on old tombstones:

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Harry Edsel Smith of Albany, New York:
Born 1903 - Died 1942.
Looked up the elevator shaft to see if the car was on the way down. It was.
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In a Thurmont, Maryland cemetery:
Here lies an Atheist, all dressed up and no place to go.
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On the grave of Ezekial Aikle in East Dalhousie Cemetery, Nova Scotia:
Here lies Ezekial Aikle, Age 102. Only The Good Die Young.
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In a London, England cemetery:
Here lies Ann Mann, Who lived an old maid but died an old Mann.
Dec. 8, 1767
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In a Ribbesford, England cemetery:
Anna Wallace
The children of Israel wanted bread, And the Lord sent them manna.
Clark Wallace wanted a wife, And the Devil sent him Anna.
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In a Ruidoso, New Mexico cemetery:
Here lies Johnny Yeast... Pardon me for not rising.
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In a Uniontown, Pennsylvania, cemetery:
Here lies the body of Jonathan Blake.
Stepped on the gas instead of the brake.
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In a Silver City, Nevada cemetery:
Here lays The Kid.
We planted him raw.
He was quick on the trigger
But slow on the draw.
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A lawyer's epitaph in England:
Sir John Strange.
Here lies an honest lawyer, and that is Strange.
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John Penny's epitaph in the Wimborne, England cemetery:
Reader, if cash thou art in want of any,
Dig 6 feet deep and thou wilt find a Penny.
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In a cemetery in Hartscombe, England:
On the 22nd of June, Jonathan Fiddle went out of tune.
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Anna Hopewell's grave in Enosburg Falls, Vermont:
Here lies the body of our Anna,
Done to death by a banana.
It wasn't the fruit that laid her low,
But the skin of the thing that made her go.
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On a grave from the 1880s in Nantucket, Massachusetts:
Under the sod and under the trees,
Lies the body of Jonathan Pease.
He is not here, there's only the pod.
Pease shelled out and went to God.
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In a cemetery in England:
Remember man, as you walk by,
As you are now, so once was I
As I now, so shall you be.
Remember this and follow me.

To which someone replied by writing on the tombstone:
To follow you I'll not consent
Until I know which way you went.

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My Father
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Dr. Stan Dale
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A. Solzhenitsyn
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Patrick McGoohan
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Joseph A. Stack
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Bill Walsh
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Walter Cronkite
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Eustace Mullins
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Paul Harvey
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Don Harkins
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Joan Veon
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David Nolan
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Derry Brownfield
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Leroy Schweitzer
1938-2011

Vaclav Havel
1936-2011

Andrew Breitbart
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Dick Clark
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Bob Chapman
1935-2012

Ray Bradbury
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Tommy Cryer
1949-2012

Andy Griffith
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Phyllis Diller
1917-2012

Larry Dever
1926-2012

Brian J. Chapman
1975-2012

Annette Funnicello
1942-2012

Margaret Thatcher
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Richie Havens
1941-2013

Jack McLamb
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James Traficant
1941-2014

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Dr. Stan Monteith
1929-2014

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Leonard Nimoy
1931-2015

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Stan Solomon
1944-2015

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B. B. King
1926-2015

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Irwin Schiff
1928-2015

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DAVID BOWIE
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Muhammad Ali
1942-2016

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GENE WILDER
1933-2016

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phyllis schlafly
1924-2016

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John Glenn
1921-2016

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Charles Weisman
1954-2016

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Carrie Fisher
1956-2016

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Debbie Reynolds
1932-2016

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Roger Moore
1917-2017

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Adam West
1928-2017

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JERRY LEWIS
1926-2017

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HUGH HEFNER
1926-2017

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PROF. STEPHEN HAWKING
1942-2018

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ART BELL
1945-2018

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DWIGHT CLARK
1947-2018

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CARL MILLER
1952-2017

Carl Miller

HARLAN ELLISON
1934-2018

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STAN LEE
1922-2018

stan lee