Some people like to be short and sweet when it comes to the things that are inscribed at their final resting place. A pithy quote or something that will let others remember them as they were, not just as they are now.
This one is either a quick goodbye or the name of the people that will be down there, and honestly, it’s a little hard to tell. Of course, we’re angling toward the name, since it looks like a traditional stone. Also, this is a couple, and cooler heads often prevail when it comes to headstones in a couple.
This Seems Planned
At first, it looks like this is a rather unfortunate tombstone – most people would rather not be associated with such flatulence after they pass away – but we'd like to think that Art has a rather good sense of humor. Who cares if people laugh at his name after he's gone?
Maybe some kids will see it and laugh while being dragged through the graveyard to visit a grandparent and get a smile on their faces. Maybe family members will smile and remember Art for his jokes and gags, and try to forget the smells that sometimes escaped.
And That's All We Can Ask for
Life is long and hard, and then you're thinking about where you want to be buried. It's a bit of a sad fact, but it's still true for most people. We don't know the details of this lady's life – we don't even know her name – but we bet that she would think something similar.
Maybe she raised some kids, maybe she worked, maybe she did any number of things, but it's clear she did what she could. Will she be in the history books or the record books? Not likely. But she might still be in some hearts.
Telling It Like It Was
We get the feeling that seeing their mother lowered into the ground wasn't the kind of thing that drove Buddy, Jackie, and Mike to tears. In fact, it might have been the best day of their lives. People say not to speak ill of the dead, but sometimes the dead deserve it.
Sometimes they really deserve it. Sometimes they are mean and cruel, and they deserve to be spoken ill of. Thankfully, Mona is now free of all those people who continually let her down, which we're sure was definitely their fault every time.
I've Been a Bit Tired Lately
The long-awaited rest has finally come for both Charles and Bernice Gallagher, and both of them are content to stay down there until judgment day. We're told that grandpa Charles had a wicked sense of humor – not only did he add this to the headstone, but he would also go to the graveyard, lie down on the grass, and ask, “How do I look?”
Looking death in the eye and smiling is something that not everybody can do, but once you hit a certain age you start to lose your fear. May we all laugh at our eventual demise.