TOMBSTONE TUESDAY: Humorous Tombstones from England

Humorous Tombstones


When the great judgment day arrives

and Joshua Fenton Newton does not

emerge from this hole, you will know

that someone made a mistake and

buried me in the wrong hole.”

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Here lies the body of

Thomas Vernon

The only surviving son of

Admiral Vernon


1843 epitaph of London grocer named John Hall who was quite fond of puns:

“Here lies the remains of JOHN HALL, grocer,

The world is not worth a fig.

I have good raisins for saying so.”


Epitaph of a locksmith…

“A zealous locksmith died of late,

And did not enter Heaven’s gate

But stood without

And would not knock

Because he meant to pick the lock.”


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RIBBON OF LOVE: 2nd edition – A Novel of Colonial America  – the true story of religion in America –Inspired by true historical events, Mary and Henry Pattenden flee to America to escape persecution –  It is almost impossible to put the book down until completion. – Dr. Don P. Brandon, Retired Professor, Anderson University 

About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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  1. Thank You for all the great info – I enjoy reading Saturdays Alabama Pioneers Emails !! Thank You Again

  2. David Barrow

    Tombstone in Key West city cemetery: I told you I was sick.

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