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Old 04-05-2005, 10:49 AM   #1
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When you die....

What would like on your tombstone? I know it may be along way away but for fun what would you like on your tombstone? One more question What song would you like played at your funeral?
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Old 04-05-2005, 10:50 AM   #2
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Hmmmm, this seems like more of a Free Your Mind topic. You'll probably get more serious responses there, Darren, so I'm moving this.
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For my tombstone:

"If He Was Still Here He'd Have Wrote Something More Eloquent"
"Yes Will, We Know We've Used Alliteration Too Liberally"

Songs for my funeral, definitely Jeff Buckleys Halleujah and One of course
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"Hallelujah" would really be a great choice. Or Mindy Smith's "Come to Jesus," or Ben Harper's "In the Lord's Arms" or "There Will Be a Light."

I'm really fond of Robert Louis Stevenson's epitaph:

Under the wide and starry sky
Dig the grave and let me lie:
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.

This be the verse you grave for me:
Here he lies where he long'd to be;
Home is the sailor, home from the sea,
And the hunter home from the hill.
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"Hell of a damn grave. Wish it were mine."

-Royal Tenenbaum
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"he laughed during his whole life.................and still he does"
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"Hell of a damn grave. Wish it were mine."

-Royal Tenenbaum
DIED TRAGICALLY WHILE RESCUING HIS FAMILY FROM A DESTROYED SINKING BATTLESHIP.

Maybe the best epitaph ever.

And a great movie, too.
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I'm really fond of Robert Louis Stevenson's epitaph:

Under the wide and starry sky
Dig the grave and let me lie:
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.

This be the verse you grave for me:
Here he lies where he long'd to be;
Home is the sailor, home from the sea,
And the hunter home from the hill.

Amazing........................I guess I'll write my own memory upon the stone before anyone decides to do anything I won't be agreeable with dead or not
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pepperoni and pineapple.
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I'd like a tombstone in the shape of a tree. It sort of symbolizes achievements and longevity. Perhaps this would be an inspiring message to carve in stone:

"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."
- Helen Keller

That quote has a personal meaning to me, it hits home.
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No tombstone, no funeral, no memorial service, no obituary in the paper. Just cremate my body and have a party. And please don't save the ashes.
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For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord: plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
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Maybe...

"Love is big, bigger than us"

and/or

"Who's to say where the wind will take you, who's to say what it is will break you, I don't know which way the wind will blow, who's to know when the time has come around, I don't want to see you cry, I know that this is not goodbye"

or, to stray from U2 lyrics to one of my favorite quotes of all time...

"The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're playing by someone else's rules, while quietly playing by your own"

- Michael Korda(no idea who that is)



Hey pax, what do those numbers mean in your sig...the ones about landing at the JFK, invading forigen soil, and the great beyond?
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No tombstone, no funeral, no memorial service, no obituary in the paper. Just cremate my body and have a party. And please don't save the ashes.
That's exactly what I want.

I don't want my life to be reduced down to a marker and I'll have no need for my body. I just want people to celebrate the life I lived...so drink up.
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Jeff Buckleys Halleujah is a great choice and I was thinking today how I'd also like Streets.
The inscription would be in tiny writing and read:
'Would You Kindly Step Off My Face'.
It's sad what amusses some people.
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