There’s a lot to take in right here. Let’s start with the easy part. Why two stones? Well, the one at the bottom is called the footstone (compare it to the headstone). Some plots require this to mark out the entire length of the plot. It’s likely that Mr. Rubin was cremated if he only takes up that much space.
As for the pizza company in the corner…your guess is as good as ours. Maybe Domino’s Pizza was helping people afford headstones, maybe Nathan really liked him some pie, or maybe his family put it there as a joke.
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.
This sober plot contains the remains of two people – sisters. Not just that, but twin sisters, as well. One of them, Emily, lived a mere two days. A sad fact. The other, Minnie, lived to the ripe age of a hundred and one years, and if there's a better way to display that life can sometimes just come down to random chance, we haven't seen it.
Losing a child is one of the hardest things to deal with, but it's clear that the twin was loved enough by the parents. She even opted to be buried with her sister.
Final Curtain Call
Jack Uhler Lemmon was an acclaimed American actor who could make you laugh as easily as he could make you cry. Starring in over sixty movies, Lemmon cemented his place in Hollywood royalty. He was a performer to the end, so a traditional headstone just wouldn't do him justice.
So, it makes sense that in Lemmon fashion, he simply went out by announcing his latest, and final, role.