Living in a fantasy world and damn happy about it.
Is there some gummint agency you can call to repor that the lady is, er, missing?
My gosh....she is 127. I think you ought to trach her down and get her picture.
She was probably just sensitive about her age.
... crap ...
Now that is funny!
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.
That's what I think, too, prescott. Either that or she has some really lazy/cheap nephews and nieces.
cheap relatives, I'm sure.
I'm going with cheap relatives too.
She forgot to die.
No relatives, no friends?
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!
Wow. Very observant, Spooky!
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....
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.
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.
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.
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