According to the National Funeral Directors Association, the popularity of personalizing your funeral has been increasing as baby boomers age. Consider a valuable part of the grieving process, funeral homes have seen an increasing popularity in services given that reflect the hobbies, passions, and interests of the deceased. More individuals are also planning their funerals in advance with prepay and preplanning. Green funerals are also on the rise consisting of biodegradable caskets, headstones that are made by flat rocks or plants that serve as the grave marker. The following collection of gravestone sayings are from real tombstones that speak volumes of the individuals life they represent.
Connection reset by peer. He came, he saw, he logged out.
Dear departed brother Dave, he chased a bear into a cave.
Faults I may have – being wrong is not one of them.
Follow me at your own risk.
Grim death took me without any warning. I was well at night and dead in the morning.
He never killed a man that did not need killing.
He was a good husband, a wonderful father, but a bad electrician.
Here lies Clyde, whose life was full until he tried to milk a bull.
Here lies good old Fred, a great big rock fell on his head.
Here lies Joyce, she’d rather not but had no choice.
Here lies my wife in earthy mold, who when she died and naugh buy scold. Good friends go softly in your walking, lest she should wake and rise up talking.
Here lies the body of Edward Hyde. We laid him here because he died.
Here lies the body of Jonathan Blake. Stepped on the gas instead of the brake.
Here lies, Mr. Mere. He got ran over by a John Deere.
His death was occasioned by the fall of a dung fork one time penetrating his brain.
I am not really dead. Do not believe these American lies.
I did it my way and I wound up here.
I had a lover’s quarrel with the world.
I knew this would happen.
I see dumb people.
I will not be right back after this message.
I’m a writer but then nobody’s perfect.
It is me.
Johnny Huck ran out of luck.
Ma loves pa, pa loves women. Ma caught pa, with 2 in swimming. Here lies pa.
Rest in Peace Cousin Huet, we all know you didn’t do it.
She hath done what she could.
She was never meant to be understood, just loved.
That’s all folks. Man of 1,000 voices and beloved husband and father.
There goes the neighborhood.
This ain’t bad once you get used to it.
This life’s a dream and all things show it. I thought so once and now I know it.
Two thinks I love most. Good horses and beautiful women. When I die I hope they tan this old hide of mine and make it into a ladies riding saddle, so I can rest in peace between the two things I love most.
Well this sucks.
Who led a commonsense and therefore happy life because he was stubbornly refused to be bamboozled by his female relations, by his scientific friends, and by the rulers, spiritual and secular of the society to which without his consent he was born.
You were our pride and joy until the oriental kid asked to wok our dog.
The average burial can cost up to $10,000 or more including the burial plot, casket, and tombstone. Cremation alternatives range from $2,000 to $4,000 if arranged through a funeral home. Hidden expenses are found with transportation of the body, burial clothes, and obituary listings totaling an additional $2,300 or more. The below infographic outlines the average cost of a funeral.
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