Tombstone Tuesday: Two curious tombstones – one dire to coffee drinkers

Beneath this stone lies Katharine Gray,
Chang’d from a busy life to lifeless clay:
By earth and clay she got her pelf,
And now she’s turned to earth herself.
Ye weeping friends — let me advise —
Abate your grief, and dry your eyes;
For what avails a flood of tears f
Who knows, but, in a run of years,
In some tall pitcher or broad pan
She in her shop may be again.

The following, which is suggestive to coffee drinkers, is from a tombstone in Connecticut:

  • Here lies cut down like unripe fruit,
  • The wife of Deacon Amos Shute;
  • She died of drinking too much coffee,
  • Anny Dominy eighteen forty


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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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