She lived with her husband fifty years
And died in the confident hope of a better life.
Here lies my wife:
Here let her lie!
Now she's at rest
And so am I.
Here Lies Mary Smith
Silent At Last
Don't go alone when transcribing cemeteries!!!
A woman in KY, an avid cemetery hunter did what no gal
She had heard about a cemetery in the woods long sought
after and went
by herself . It was way off the beaten path. She found
and was getting ready to mark the names and dates down
heard a click on either side of her. She was on her
hands and knees.
She looked up and saw a fellow on either side of her
with a rifle, cocked.
In her excitement, she had been pulling up grass and
weeds to clear the
stones. When she glanced down, she saw what she had been
pulling ... their
"crop" ready for harvesting - the illegal type of hemp!
(and likely praying a lot!) she turned on the tears and
said "Oh, I hope
I'm not trespassing ... I'm just so happy .... THERE'S
hunted for his grave for years (sob, sob), and there he
is, oh Grandpa!"
They took one look at her and just walked away. Never go
alone!!! By the way, she didn't have the foggiest idea
of who was buried
there, but bet her real grandpa was proud of her!
Author: Sandi Gorin
I can see this happening at a genealogist's grave.....
Two men were walking home after a party and decided to
shortcut through the cemetery just for laughs. Right in
the middle of
the cemetery they were startled by a tap-tap-tapping
from the misty shadows. Trembling with fear, they found
an old man
with a hammer and chisel, chipping away at one of the
"Holy cow, Mister," one of them said after catching his
scared us half to death -- we thought you were a ghost!
What are you
doing working here so late at night?"
"Those fools!" the old man grumbled. "They misspelled my
Shame, Shame, Shame
A man placed some flowers on the grave of his dearly
departed mother and started back toward his car when his
attention was diverted to another man kneeling at a
grave. The man seemed to be praying with profound
intensity and kept repeating,
"Why did you have to die? Why did you have to die?" The
first man approached him and said, "Sir, I don't wish to
interfere with your private grief, but this
demonstration of pain is more than I've ever seen
before. For whom do you mourn so deeply? A child? A
The mourner took a moment to collect himself, then
replied ................."My wife's first husband."
A guy was known among his friends to be very brief and
to the point...he
really never said too much.
One day, a saleswoman promoting a certain brand of
brushes knocked on his door and asked to see his wife,
so the guy told her that she wasn't home.
"Well," the woman said, "could I please wait for her?"
The man directed her to the drawing room and left her
there for more than three hours.
After feeling really worried, she called out for him and
asked, "May I know where your wife is?"
" She went to the cemetery," he replied.
"And when is she coming home?"
"I don't really know," he said. "She's been there eleven