Friday, January 19, 2007

Friday Cemetery Blogging

What's wrong with this picture?


17 comments:

Mary Beth said...

Is there some gummint agency you can call to repor that the lady is, er, missing?

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

My gosh....she is 127. I think you ought to trach her down and get her picture.

Purechristianithink said...

She was probably just sensitive about her age.

jonboy said...

... crap ...

Miss Kitty said...

Now that is funny!

P.M. Prescott said...

Could be that the headstone was placed there before the lady passed away and that she died elsewhere and was buried somewhere else.
Pragmatic historian in me that is always trying to figure these things out.

SpookyRach said...

That's what I think, too, prescott. Either that or she has some really lazy/cheap nephews and nieces.

the reverend mommy said...

cheap relatives, I'm sure.

Sue said...

I'm going with cheap relatives too.

Patti said...

She forgot to die.

annie said...

No relatives, no friends?

zorra said...

I've seen this sort of thing before. Some of my husband's ancestors were so poor that when great-great grandma died,they buried her next to gg-grandpa but supposedly couldn't afford to have the date completed on their stone, and a later generation did it. Maybe this lady outlived all of the relatives who would have taken responsibility for getting it done. That's sad. I'd better put a provision in my will to make sure someone will do this for me when I'm a pore old widow woman.

Well! There's a cheerful way to start off the weekend!

Janie said...

Wow. Very observant, Spooky!

Trace said...

What a weird stone anyway. I've never seen one with the last name on a flat top surface as such; separated from the first, and the dates of birth and death.

Perhaps she is a soul who still thinks she is alive; you know, she hasn't crossed over? Well, it's a thought....

Linda (FM) said...

I agree with your theory. Same thing would have happened to my mom if my cheap relatives on my dad's side of the family hadn't talked her out of her side of the double plot after my dad died, so that they could bury my bankrupt, alcoholic uncle. They at least sprung to have the headstone redone so that her name was removed, and my uncle's added. By the time this all happened, my mom and step-dad had a double plot purchased so that they could be buried together.

Jim said...

DEAD PERSON:
I'm not dead!
CART MASTER:
'Ere. He says he's not dead!
CUSTOMER:
Yes, he is.
DEAD PERSON:
I'm not!
CART MASTER:
He isn't?
CUSTOMER:
Well, he will be soon. He's very ill.
DEAD PERSON:
I'm getting better!
CUSTOMER:
No, you're not. You'll be stone dead in a moment.

Anonymous said...

I have a different theory. I suggest she was originally buried without a stone or the stone was lost.

A later generation put a stone on her grave but did not know the full particulars of her birth and death. They put all the information they knew on the stone.