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Here are some of the more humerous tombstone enscriptions found around the globe.


Harry Edsel Smith of Albany, New York: Born 1903-Died 1942 Looked up the elevator shaft to see if the car was on the way down. It was.

• In a Thurmont, Maryland, cemetery: Here lies an Atheist All dressed up And no place to go.

• In a Ribbesford, England, cemetery: Anna Wallace: The children of Israel wanted bread, And the Lord sent them manna. Old clerk Wallace wanted a wife, And the Devil sent him Anna.

• In a Uniontown, Pennsylvania, cemetery: Here lies the body of Jonathan Blake. Stepped on the gas Instead of the brake.

• In a cemetery in Hartscombe, England: On the 22nd of June, Jonathan Fiddle Went out of tune.

• In a cemetery in England: Remember man, as you walk by, As you are now, so once was I. As I am now, so shall you be. Remember this and follow me.

• To which someone replied by writing on the tombstone: To follow you I’ll not consent until I know which way you went. Submitted by Dolly, Myersville, Md. (http://www.emmitsburg.net/humor/archives/interesting_facts/interesting_facts_8.htm) (Illustration Part of the Picture This! series, part 5)