Just because a long-wedded couple is no longer together in life doesn’t mean the relationship has ended. While it’s possible that this was planned beforehand, it’s just as likely that one of them passed away (for some reason, it feels like the mister went first) and left a funny note.
Then the second to go (likely the wife) added her own spin on the joke. They might have bickered, but surely they loved each other, otherwise, they wouldn’t have played along so well. Just because you bicker with someone, that doesn’t mean you can’t also love them.
You Have to Respect It
There are a lot of possible reasons for a headstone like this one. Maybe the person buried here had a name starting with F. Maybe the person just really liked that letter in particular for some reason. Maybe they thought that one moment from “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare” was really funny.
We couldn't tell you, but this grave certainly draws the I. Chances are the last name starts with F. There are plenty of gravestones all over the world that do that sort of thing. Maybe he was just a really bad student? That's probably not it.
A Hidden Message
At first glance, the back of this tombstone (John McCaffrey, found in Notre-Dame-Des-Neiges Cemetery in Montreal) has a kind, well-meaning epitaph. It's a little all over the place, but we're sure his friends mean well one way or another. Of course, then you read the first letter of each line and find out how they really feel about their departed friend John.
That's not very friendly. However, the “missed by your friends” bit tells us that while they can still drop some harsh words, it's probably all in good fun one way or another, and they're still sad he's gone.
I Wonder What He Liked Maybe
There are plenty of unique gravestones and headstones out there, and here's a premium example. Champion billiards player Walter Lindrum in the Melbourne General Cemetery comes with a fake pool table, a couple of balls, and even a pool cue.
You can't use them to play, unfortunately, even though we think Lindrum would have enjoyed such a thing – there's just no way to keep the balls or cue from being stolen, damaged, or worn out by the weather. Still, it's a unique gravestone that sticks in your mind, just like a pool cue would if thrown hard enough.
A Man of the People
There are lots of sober graves that will have you wondering about what kind of person is stretched out beneath your feet. Usually, we get little more than a name, birth date, death date, and some affiliations. Karl Bratz, however, wanted people to know he was the generous sort.
He decreed that a large beer barrel would be part of his final resting place, including the inscription “Have a drink on me.” A touch more literal than how it's usually understood, but people seem to have taken to it since we can see gifts of wine bottles in the shot.