We hope the only reason that was written on Fred’s headstone was for rhyming purposes, and not because that’s what actually happened. It’s hard to imagine a more infuriating death than having a big rock fall on your head. Then again, a great big rock did technically fall on his head.
To his credit, though, Fred probably was quite good – why else would someone worry about keeping their visitors entertained with a funny little limerick until the end of time?
Living a sustainable life takes a lot and you don’t need Greta Thunberg to tell you that. As it turns out, you can leave a sustainable message on your headstone as well.
This person’s second option for headstone inscription must have been ’reduce, reuse, recycle’ but opted for a more humorist approach.
Penny for Your Thoughts?
Judging by her headstone, dear Penny J. must have led a life of both humor and charity work. Why else would she have such clever lines written as her famous last words?
Thank god these words weren’t written on the walls of a pyramid, or grave robbers would have interpreted it as an invitation to dig in.
For those who don't know, Samuel Whittemore was an American farmer and soldier that became the oldest known fighter in the American Revolutionary War. And now we know why - the guy was the colonial version of Sylvester Stallone. Not only did this man manage to kill three soldiers at the age of 80, but he survived an insane beating and lived for 18 more years!
Now if that's not something to write on your headstone, we don't know what is.
The Cat Lady
If you can ignore the fact that this woman was so obsessed with cats she decided to put a giant sculpture of one over her headstone, this is actually pretty sweet. Mrs. Blanchard knew that her destiny was to take care of cats - "too many cats" - and she took the time to have this sculpture made, and even add a lovely sunflower drawing on her headstone. Maybe her cats were particularly fond of sunflowers?
She definitely chose the right resting place, because it seems this cemetery is all about paying tribute to your beloved animals after you're gone. Just look at Mr. Peacock back there.