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

  2. 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.