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I like to read the tombstones to find out when people lived and died. Occasionally someone writes a scripture verse on their tombstone but most of them just give a name and the dates they lived between.

I didn’t find any interesting tombstone comments in Alden MN where My great Aunt Frieda was buried, but did some research and came up with some interesting ones across the country.

• 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...

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