TOMBSTONE TUESDAY – Funny epitaphs…

funny tombstone

Epitaph of a noted politician:

“Here reader, turn your weeping eyes,

My fate a useful moral teaches;

The hole in which my body lies

Would not contain one-half my speeches.”


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.”

Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) – A novel inspired by the experiences of the Cottingham family who immigrated from the Eastern Shore of Virginia to Bibb County, Alabama

Filled with drama, suspense, humor, and romance, DISCORDANCE continues the family saga from the Tapestry of Love series with the children of Mary Dixon who married Thomas Cottingham.

Inspired by true events and the Cottingham family that resided in 17th century Somerset, Maryland and Delaware, colonial America comes alive with pirate attacks, religious discord, and governmental disagreements in the pre-Revolutionary War days of America.

As in the Tapestry of Love series, the author takes the reader back in time to the beginning days of America. DISCORDANCE: The Cottinghams will appeal to a wide-range audience.

Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) (Paperback)

By (author):  Donna R Causey

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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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  1. Steve Bryant

    Politicians of “old” were quite the orators, and, the engravers followed their “sayings” as truth…thus, this.

  2. Rebecca Green McAnnally

    There was a headstone in the Helena cemetery that read:
    ” Stop friend, as you pass by.. As you are now so once was I. As I am now, soon you will be, prepare therefore to follow me.”

  3. At the mausoleum in Memory Gardens (Cullman), there is an epitaph that reads: “I’d rather be shopping at Walmart.”

    When my sister and I were visiting, we were very somber, reading other death dates, then came upon that one-liner. It made us laugh, and I decided that a sense of humor truly is a way to be remembered fondly.

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