Amusing Epitaphs

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  1. I was recently cleaning up and found some pictures of when I visited Tombstone Arizona.

    Boot Hill is famous for a few reasons, but one is due to the amusing epitaphs written on some of the tombstones.

    Some examples:

    There must be some in the UK. Anyone know of any good ones?
  2. Spike Milligan (truly the greatest Gunner) has on his headstone:

    I told you I was ill!
  3. One in my local churchyard:

    "A man is best known when he is dead."

    The most read stone in the yard...!
  4. Bust to Dust
    Lashes to Ashes

    Always amuses me!
  5. "That's All Folks"

    Mel Blanc
  6. On the stone of a Soap writer wgo believed in reincarnation. "To be continued...."
  7. My maternal grandad was a Church Elder and was fond of this sort of thing. On sighting an epitaph which read, "Not dead, just resting", he looked sagely at it for a few seconds and commented, "He's not fooling anyone, you know."
  8. Forastero

    Forastero LE Moderator

    And the rest. That's in one of Spike Milligan's war memoir books!
  9. There's one in Aldershot Military Cemetary on the back of a slop jockeys stone that says:

    ''He was a good cook as good cooks go and as good cooks go he went''

    What thats all about I haven't got the foggiest.
  10. I recall someone paid for a notice to be printed in The Times Births Marriages and Death section that on his demise read," I've snuffed it!"
  11. while not quite an epitaph, the father of a friend of my dad's was a wireless op in Bomber Command in WW2 and one of his Halifax crews gave themselves the motto;

    If we die think only this of us;
    Some part of Deuschland will be forever dented.

  12. It's a quote from a book by Saki (H.H. Munro 1870 - 1916), who's own last words would make a fine epitaph:-

    "Put out that bloody cigarette!"

    Just before being shot by a German sniper on the Somme.
  13. In Goa the deaths section of the local paper doesn't say you've died just that you have expired :D