And in the End…

It’s been an interesting day.

First of all, I watched a show on TV about vampire hunting in Romania and Bulgaria. That was fascinating.

Then I read Ally Bean’s blog post, and she described visiting a particular cemetery. She took pictures and well, you should see and read her post for yourself, which you can find here.

Lastly, I was going to tell you about what happened to me the other day that made me start worrying about my own demise. However, I’ll tell you about that next Monday.

For whatever reason, there seems to be a death/cemetery theme going on today; so, I’ll just go with it.

Ally’s post reminded me that I used to enjoy going to cemeteries to take pictures of angels; something I haven’t done in a very long time. I took most of them with my camera before I had a smartphone. I should download them onto my computer one of these days. When I do, I’ll show you some of my favs. Where is my camera?

Anyway, that reminded me of the time when David and I talked about what we might want on our tombstones. Mine will probably read, TTFN (Ta Ta For Now) ala Tigger from Winnie the Pooh, because that’s how I usually sign off here on my blog, and so why not also sign off going into the Great Beyond with the same? David thinks he would like AMF (Adios, Mother F**kers) because he’s been signing off that way to friends and others since he was a teenager. That’s my husband!

Instead of angel statue hunting, I think it might be more interesting to go tombstone hunting for funny or interesting sayings.

Until then, which is not in the heat of the summer, I found a few online gravestones I hope we all can appreciate.

I like John Ritter’s nod to the Beatle’s ~

Grave Marker- Actor John S. Ritter - "And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make" - The Beatles

If you ever watched Merv Griffin, you’ll understand this ~

I don’t know if this is a real headstone, but assuming it is, is this not the ultimate in “I told you so?” ~

Funny Tombstone Epitaphs o told you i was sick | The person with the headstone that says, β€œI told you I was sick ...

This one begs the question β€” with friends like these, who needs enemies? ~

10+ Hilarious Tombstones From People Who Have Moved On But Left Their Sense Of Humor

Apparently, the thought here was β€” this person’s not going towards the light. Ouch ~

35 Hilarious Headstones and Amusing Epitaphs From People Who Were Too Witty For This Earth

I wonder if these two were buried in t-shirts with the same words. Since they both died on the same day, I think it might be safe to say, it was Stupid’s fault. ~

Humorous headstones

This one makes me wonder, were her implants buried with her? ~

If you can read this. . , oops, sorry.

Okay, I want to see this one for myself in person. Anyone know where it’s located? ~

Funny gravestones

Lastly, someone was a major fan ~

So now it’s your turn.

What do you want (at this moment because nothing you say here is written in stone) your last words, motto, lyrics, or whatever else engraved on your headstone?

Also, I’m asking you the same thing James Lipton (rest his soul) used to ask all of his movie star guests he interviewed on A&E’s In The Studio, “If there’s a heaven, what would you like God to say to you upon arriving at the pearly gates?”

Apparently, Lipton was an atheist; however, on a CNN interview, his answer to his own question was, β€œYou see, Jim? You were wrong. I exist. But you may come in, anyway.”

I hope God gives me the best hug ever and says, “I’m glad you’re here. Everyone you love is waiting for you.” So what about all of you? What would you like God to say to you when you cross over?

A little Beatles for you ~

what the heck, here’s another ~



32 thoughts on “And in the End…”

    • Aidie,
      That is His Word! I don’t think you have anything to worry about! I’m not sure what kind of awful things you did before, but I have a difficult time thinking of you in that way; though I fully get that we all think we’ve done the worst. Even so, even at your very, very worst, if you ask for His forgiveness and believe in Him, you have only His love to look forward to. Also, you know I adore you, too–so there’s that! Also, Happy Birthday Week, my friend! Mona

  1. I want St. Peter to say to me: “Happy to see you. Come right this way, we have a table waiting for you. May I get you a glass of your favorite wine. It’s Sauvignon Blanc, right?”

    Thanks for the shout out to my blog post. Glad it inspired you.

    • Ally,
      Don’t you know that will be the absolute best wine you’ll ever taste? My pleasure in giving you a shout out! I always believe in giving credit where credit is due. Thanks so much for the inspiration! Mona

  2. Very funny grave markers. Since I’ve requested to be cremated and my ashes thrown over the side of McAffee Knob on the Appalachian Trail, I won’t have a marker. But I will get my sons to say “Oops!” as they toss them.

    Also an atheist but if I am wrong I guess I would want Him to say, “Don’t worry, your ex-wife went the other way.” πŸ™‚

    • Lee,
      I’ve learned several things about you between reading/watching your video blog last night and reading your comment here today. Your soul really is out on the Appalachian Trail, my friend! I’ve never been out that way, but it sounds wonderful. Maybe one of these years, I’ll get to check it out. Either way, in my mind, the two of you are now linked forever. πŸ™‚ Mona

  3. Penn and Teller (who aren’t dead) have a tombstone in a Hollywood cemetery. It has a three of clubs on it and says “Is this your card?” In one of their books they say where the “grave” is located and how to trick your friends into drawing a three of clubs from a deck of cards.
    As for me I think I’d like to hear, “Well, we’re all surprised you made it. It was touch and go for a while there.”

    • Christopher,
      Boy, do I know that feeling. I know what I’d like to be said which is very different than what will probably be said, which I’m sure is more on the lines of what you wrote! Ha! I had no idea about the Penn and Teller tombstone or the trick. Okay, my wanna-look-this- up-and-find- out-more-about-it sense is starting to overtake me. Argghhh and I had other plans today, too! Now see what you’ve done? Just kidding. I love stuff like that! So I’ve commented a couple of times on your blog since June 1, you are getting my comments, right? Mona

  4. The “I Told You I Was Sick” headstone is indeed real — it dates from 1904 and is in a book I own. Here are a few more goodies from the book:

    “Here lies the body of W. W.,
    Who never more will trouble you, trouble you.”

    “Here lies Ann Mann,
    She lived an old maid
    And died an old Mann.”

  5. I love old cemeteries..I guess I love the not-so-old ones, too! I used to love walking through them; taking photos, reading the gravestones, wondering about the souls buried there. I have no clue what I’d put on my stone! Maybe something like, “Finally. Some peace and f*cking quiet! Now get the hell off my legs.” Lol.

    • Deb,
      Thanks for the laugh today. I love it! Uhm, not my business but just a thought ~ before you’re six feet under, have you considered a vacation away from all of the noise and stress? Maybe have someone massage those legs? πŸ™‚ Mona

  6. I appreciate the humor in these tombstones. I like your idea for writing TTFN. At the top of my head, I want ‘Grow’ to be written on mine, because I want to be buried in one of these tree capsules. I just find it nice.

    • Micah,
      Oooh, I had to look tree capsule up! That’s awesome. I used to want to have my ashes buried around a rose bush; however, I read somewhere that ashes will actually kill it. So, nope, not wanting to kill any roses. A tree, though? Not to kill it, but to become part of it, to help it grow? I like it! Do you have a tree preference? Wouldn’t it be cool to be part of a Giant Sequoia? πŸ™‚

  7. I’ve never given much thought to my last words, and don’t expect to have a headstone. But, I suppose if I’m to be remembered for anything it should be this: “He used his heart and mind to understand.”

    As for the big, imaginary guy in the sky? His first words to me better be, “Tom, wait! Let me explain…”

    • Tom,
      I fully understand your sentiment. Now more than ever, we need as many hearts and minds open to understanding. Also, I’m sure there’s an explanation, though I may never be able to wrap my head around it.

  8. Solid black stone, located in a desert of drifting sand, etched with β€”

    Procrastination is thy name!


    • Sheila,
      Such cool, magnificent imagery! Yes, indeed, let procrastination be thy name! Love it. πŸ™‚

  9. I am a lunatic at graveyards… they are so interesting to me. History is big in our family. My mom even had my uncle drive a school bus on a β€˜tour’ of family headstones at one of our family reunions. There were a few who were not interested… in the end, they went and are very avid historians, now! Ha!

    β€œNow you can rest.”


    • Kim,
      Your family sounds like an interesting group! My dad’s superstitious and doesn’t like to be in graveyards at all. I find them peaceful. “Now you can rest” — headstone or words from God? Either way, I like it. Mona

  10. I love the idea of the tree capsule! I was thinking cremation and to end up in the forest along my favorite hiking trail. As for God, I hope it’s “Welcome home, I’m so proud of how much you’ve grown.”

    • Andie,
      I know, I love the idea of the tree capsule, too! I love when my Wayward Friends teach me about new things and new options. I love what you want God to say. You made me smile today! Mona

  11. My partner swears that in a cemetery in (I think) Topeka there’s a tombstone that says, “Support your farm implement dealer.” Apparently, no on told him he couldn’t take it with him.

    • Ellen,
      Thanks for the laugh today. It’s been rather intense in our household! BTW, I was reading your last post during the wee hours of the night and thought it…well I hope you like this word, but “droll” is what came to mind. Because I was on my phone, I don’t think I left a comment…or maybe I did. It was very late. I can’t wait to read more! Mona

  12. Leslie Nielson’s says “Let ‘er RIP” which is very fitting.
    As for me? I never considered it. How about “Writer that changed a nation” LOL. Or, shooting a lot lower, “She could bake a hell of a good pie.” I’ll settle being remembered for either. Or you could scatter my ashes but you MUST put the urn into a giant slingshot and call “Yaaahoohoo-eee” as the urn goes flying.

    • Sarah,
      I like the last one you mentioned. On the urn, we could engrave, “Sarah was so good, she could cook on an iron and make delicious soup!” πŸ™‚ Mona


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