Last night, Skye and I gathered around the above piece of paper and tried to figure out what to write on Grandma’s tombstone.
We were not particularly successful.
Partially because we can’t quite decide what’s likely to be on Grandpa’s tombstone.
My dad took Grandma to his grave a few years ago, but neither of them would have considered taking a photo and my dad doesn’t remember.
And we just don’t want it to be a scenario where Grandpa’s says something like “Fought for his country, great man, average bowler.” Which would be strange, and not just because I’m relatively sure my Grandfather never bowled, but also because it would make my Grandma’s tombstone reading of “loving wife, mother, and grandmother” look more like it was saying, “married to that guy, who was awesome, if you haven’t heard.”
But what, really, can you say to sum up a person in four lines of fifteen characters each?
This made us realize, it’s probably best if everyone leaves behind their own wishes for their grave inscriptions.
I haven’t really settled on something perfect, but thought I’d share my rough drafts.
“Was awkward at
her family &
friends, & chee-
(I’d have written Cheez-Its, but I don’t want future generations to think I wrote my tombstone based on product placement.)
(Plus, they’ll probably live in a barren wasteland devoid of Cheez-Its, so no need to taunt them with what is no longer.)
to Canada &
(This, obviously, would need to be edited if I end up dying in Canada. Or in what is then known as Canada, after their moose invasion.)
“Once met a
(It’s always good to have life goals. Like meeting a Beatle. It not going well is only an assumption I’m making based on my past life experience.)
skirts. Died of
They probably need more work
And more references
To murder mysteries
Though that might seem in poor taste
If I end up murdered,
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