Tombstone Tuesday: Advertising on tombstones from a grieving wife

In a cemetery near Paris, in France, a small lamp was at one time kept burning under an urn over a grave, and the following inscription was on the stone:

  • Here lies Fournier (Pierre Victor),
  • Inventor of ‘Everlasting Lamps,
  • ‘ Which burn only one centime’s worth of oil in an hour.
  • He Was A Good Father, Son, And Husband.
  • His Inconsolable Widow Continues his business at No. 10 Rue aux Trois;
  • Goods sent to all parts of the city. N. B.
  • Do not mistake the opposite shop for this. S. V. P. R. I. P.

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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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