People have wanted to have the last word from the beginning of time--and they've been writing their own for almost as long. Their wise, witty and often bizarre last messages have now been immortalized in Grave Matters, this wonderfully entertaining collection of epitaphs taken from headstones, church records and historical accounts in the United States and the British Isles.
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Whats In A Name?
Leave Me Alone
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aged alive ANNIE SMITH ANONYMOUS Ashes Axbridge babes Beneath this stone BILL DELANEY bodie of john born breath buried Cave century Charles clay Connecticut dead death Devon died Dec died Nov doth lie drink Dummerston dust earth ELIZABETH ELIZABETH FARREN England epitaphs eternal fell friends GEORGE gone grave graveyard unknown Hampshire Heaven HENRY HENRY RAPER honest HUGH MORGAN hundred husband JAMES JOHNNY COLE Jones JOSEPH JOSEPH TALCOTT June killed King Kitchyne laid late lies John lies the body lieth Littleboy liv'd lived London Lord lost lyes lyeth maid MARTHA MARY Massachusetts Memory monument mortal Mourn murdered ne'er never NICHOLAS o'er once pain parish Reader rest RICHARD RICHARD DENT ROBERT ROBERT BURROWS ROGER ROGER MORTON Sacred SARAH Scotland shee slave soul stone Lies thee THOMAS THOMAS PROCTER thou art thy Movements tomb underneath Vermont warning wife wives worms Yarmouth York