The epitaphs and tombstones of famous people

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  1. Blondie

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    The mortal remains of Ethan Allen,
    fighter, writer, statesman, and philosopher,
    lie in this cemetery beneath the marble statue.
    His spirit is in Vermont now.
    Ethan Allen
    (Greenmount Cemetery; Burlington, Vermont)

    Liberty, Humanity, Justice, Equality
    Susan Brownell Anthony
    (Mount Hope Cemetery; Rochester, New York)

    Wife-Mother-Actress-Author
    The world will remember.
    Eve Arden
    (Westwood Memorial Park; Westwood, California)

    He thinketh no evil
    Henry Ward Beecher
    (Green-Wood Cemetery; Brooklyn, New York)

    "That's All Folks!"
    The Man of a Thousand Voices
    Mel Blanc
    (Hollywood Memorial Park; Hollywood, California)

    Truth and History.
    21 Men.
    The Boy Bandit King --
    He Died As He Lived.
    William H. Bonney "Billy the Kid"
    (Fort Sumner Cemetery; Fort Sumner New Mexico)

    Sleep with a smile.
    Sammy Cahn
    (Westwood Memorial Park; Westwood, California)

    My Jesus Mercy
    Alphonse Capone
    (Mt. Carmel Cemetery; Chicago, Illinois)

    A star on earth - a star in heaven
    Karen Carpenter
    (Forest Lawn; Cyprus, California)

    Sleep after toyle, port after stormie seas,
    Ease after warre, death after life, does greatly please.
    Joseph Conrad
    (St. Thomas Church; Canterbury, England)

    His star will forever shine.
    Bert Convy
    (Forest Lawn; Hollywood Hills, California)

    She did it the hard way.
    Bette Davis
    (Forest Lawn; Hollywood Hills, California)

    At Rest
    An American Soldier
    And Defender of the Constitution
    Jefferson Davis
    (Hollywood Cemetery; Richmond, Virginia)

    "The Entertainer"
    He did it all
    Sammy Davis, Jr.
    (Forest Lawn; Glendale, California)

    A Gentle Man and a Gentleman
    Jack Dempsey
    (Southampton Cemetery; Southampton, New York)

    Steel True, Blade Straight
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    (Windlesham Estate; Crowborough, Sussex, England)
    [In 1955, Doyle's family sold Windlesham, which was turned into a hotel. The bodies of Conan Doyle and his wife, Jean, were moved to a grave at Minstead Churchyard, Hampshire.]

    Called Back
    Emily Dickinson
    (West Cemetery; Amherst, Massachusetts)
    {self written}

    ...that nothing's so sacred as honor and nothing's so loyal as love
    Wyatt Earp
    (Hills of Eternity; Colma, California)

    The passive master lent his hand,
    To the vast Soul which o'er him planned.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    (Sleepy Hollow Cemetery; Concord, Massachusetts)

    Good Night Sweet Prince
    and a flight of angels sing to thy rest.
    Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.
    (Hollywood Memorial Park; Hollywood, California)

    He made us laugh,
    he took my pain away.
    I love you, Lauretta.
    Marty Feldman.
    (Forest Lawn; Hollywood Hills, California)

    Equity-Integrity
    Marshall Field
    (Graceland Cemetery; Chicago, Illinois)

    1880 - 1946
    W.C. Fields
    (Forest Lawn; Glendale, California)

    Distinguished actor,
    loving husband and father.
    Always in our hearts.
    Peter Finch
    (Hollywood Memorial Park; Hollywood, California)

    So we beat on, boats against the current,
    borne back ceaselessly
    into the past
    - - - Great Gatsby
    Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald
    and his wife,
    Zelda Sayre
    (St. Mary's Cemetery; Rockville,Maryland)
    [In 1940, St. Mary's refused to allow Fitzgerald to be buried in the Catholic cemetery because, "He had not performed his Easter duty and his writings were undesirable." Fitzgerald was buried at Rockville Union Cemetery until 1975, when the authorities at St. Mary's had a change of heart.]

    He Leadeth Me
    Victor Fleming
    Hollywood Hills

    The Body of
    B. Franklin, Printer
    Like the Cover of an old Book
    Its Contents turn out
    And Stript of its Lettering & Guilding
    Lies here. Food for Worms
    For, it will as he believed
    appear once more
    In a new and more elegant Edition
    corrected and improved
    By the Author
    Benjamin Franklin
    (Christ Church Burial Grounds; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

    I had A Lover's Quarrel With The World
    Robert Lee Frost
    (Old Bennington Cemetery, Bennington, Vermont)


    Our Darling Eva
    We Love You
    Eva Gabor
    (Westwood Memorial Park; Los Angeles, California)

    In testimony of their Respect
    For
    The Patriot of incorruptible Integrity,
    The Soldier of approved Valour
    The Statesman of consummate Wisdom;
    Whose Talents and Virtues will be admired
    By
    Grateful Posterity
    Long after this Marble shall have mouldered into Dust
    Alexander Hamilton
    (Trinity Churchyard; New York, New York)

    A genius of comedy
    His talent brought joy and
    Laughter to all the world.
    Oliver Hardy
    (Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park; California)

    To
    Yesterday's Companionship
    and Tomorrow's Reunion
    Rita Hayworth
    (Holy Cross Cemetery; Culver City, California)

    Even amidst fierce flames the golden lotus can be planted.
    Sylvia Plath Hughes
    (Heptonstall Churchyard;Heponstall; Yorkshire, United Kingdom)

    Novelist-Citizen
    of Two Countries
    Interpreter of his
    Generation on both
    Sides of the Sea.
    New York April 15, 1843
    London February 28, 1916
    Henry James
    (City of Cambridge Cemetery; Cambridge, Massachusetts)

    Here was buried Thomas Jefferson,
    author of the Declaration of American Independence,
    of the statute of Virginia for religious freedom,
    and father of the University of Virginia.
    Thomas Jefferson
    (Monticello, Virginia)
    {self-written}

    American Composer
    Scott Joplin
    (St. Michael's Cemetery; East Elmhurst, New York)

    VOCATUS ATQUE
    NON VOCATUS
    DEUS ADERIT
    Carl Jung
    (Flutern Cemetery; Fluntern (Zurich), Switzerland)
    {Invoked or not invoked, the god is present.}

    This Grave
    contains all that was Mortal
    of a
    Young English Poet
    Who
    on his Death Bed
    in the Bitterness of his Heart
    at the Malicious Power of his Enemies
    Desired
    these words to be engraved on his Tomb Stone
    "Here lies One Whose Name was writ in Water."
    John Keats
    (Protestant Cemetery; Rome, Italy)

    Nothing in Moderation
    We all loved him
    Ernie Kovacs
    Forest Lawn (Hollywood Hills); Los Angeles, California

    With God in the Joy of
    Beauty and Youth
    Barbara LaMarr
    (Hollywood Memorial Park; Hollywood, California)

    Beloved Son of California
    who in 1913
    headed the company that produced
    the first feature length motion picture made in Hollywood.
    His greatness never lacked simplicity.
    Carry the song along the passage
    you, the soul of all there is
    in glory forevermore.
    Jesse L. Lasky
    (Hollywood Memorial Park; Hollywood, California)

    A master of comedy
    His genius in the art of humor
    Brought gladness
    To the world he loved.
    Stan Laurel
    (Forest Lawn; Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California)

    Man must endure his going hence.
    C. S. Lewis
    (Headington Quarry Churchyard; Oxfordshire, England)

    ...If I take the wings of the morning
    and
    dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea....
    Anne and Charles Lindbergh
    (Palapala Hoomu Congregational Cemetery; Kipahulu, Maui, Hawaii)

    The Stone the Builders Rejected
    Jack London
    (Jack London State Historic Park; Glen Ellen, California)

    Gone are the living, but the dead remain,
    And not neglected; for a hand unseen,
    Scattering its bounty like a summer rain,
    Still keeps their graves and their remembrance green.
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    (The Jewish Cemetery; Newport, Rhode Island)

    I am Providence
    Howard Phillips Lovecraft
    (Swan Point Cemetery; Providence, Rhode Island)

    Beloved Father
    Bela Lugosi
    (Holy Cross Cemetery; Culver City, California)

    We live to love you more each day
    Jayne Mansfield
    (Fairview Cemetery; Plainfield, Pennsylvania)

    Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime
    Dean Martin
    ( Westwood Memorial Cemetery, Los Angeles, California)


    Workers of all lands unite.
    The philosophers have only
    interpreted the world in various ways;
    the point is to change it.
    Karl Marx
    (Highgate Cemetery; London, England)

    kata ton daimona eay toy
    Jim Morrison
    (Pere Lachaise Cemetery;Paris, France)
    {True to his own spirit.}

    Faithful to the cause of Prohibition -
    She hath done what she could
    Carrie Amelia Nation
    (Belton Cemetery; Belton, Missouri)

    Nature and Nature's laws lay hid in night:
    God said, 'Let Newton be!' and all was light.
    written by Alexander Pope
    Sir Isaac Newton
    (Westminster Abbey, London, England)

    As the flowers are all made sweeter
    by the sunshine and the dew,
    so this old world is made brighter
    by the lives
    of folks like you.
    Bonnie Parker
    (Crown Hill Cemetery; Dallas, Texas)

    A friend to honesty and a foe to crime
    Allan Pinkerton
    (Graceland Cemetery; Chicago, Illinois)

    Quoth the Raven,
    "Nevermore."
    Edgar Allan Poe
    (Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery; Baltimore, Maryland)

    We love you
    Psalms: 23
    Freddie Prinze
    (Forest Lawn; Hollywood Hills, California)

    One of a kind.
    Buddy Rich
    (Westwood Memorial Park; Westwood, California)

    The Cowboy's Prayer
    Oh Lord, I reckon I'm not much just by myself.
    I fail to do a lot of things I ought to do.
    But Lord, when trails are steep and passes high,
    Help me to ride it straight the whole way through.
    And when in the falling dusk I get the final call,
    I do not care how many flowers they send--
    Above all else the happiest trail would be
    For You to say to me, "Let's ride, My friend."
    Amen
    Roy Rogers
    (Sunset Hills Memorial Park, Apple Valley, California)


    I never met a man I didn't like.
    Will Rogers
    (Will Rogers Memorial; Claremore, Oklahoma)
    {self-written}

    "Loving You is Easy Cause You're Beautiful"
    Minnie Riperton Rudolph
    Hers was a gift of love, a miracle of life,
    For all the world to see and hear forever.
    (Westwood Memorial Park; Los Angeles, California)

    Beloved King of Comedy
    Mack Sennett
    (Holy Cross Cemetery; Culver City, California)

    Good friend for Jesus sake forbeare,
    To digg the dust encloased heare!
    Blest be the man that spares thes stones,
    And curst be he that moves my bones.
    William Shakespeare
    (Holy Trinity Church; Stratford-on-Avon, England)

    Nothing of him that doth fade
    But doth suffer a sea-change
    Into something rich and strange
    Percy Bysshe Shelley
    (Protestant Cemetery; Rome, Italy)

    In loving memory from the Family
    Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel
    (Hollywood Memorial Park; Hollywood, California)

    Chief of the Hunkpapa Sioux
    Sitting Bull
    (Post Cemetery; Fort Yates, North Dakota)

    The Greatest Blues Singer in the World
    Will Never Stop Singing
    Bessie Smith
    (Mount Lawn Cemetery; Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania)

    Shed not for her the bitter tear
    Nor give the heart to vain regret
    Tis but the casket that lies here
    The gem that filled it sparkles yet
    Belle Starr
    (Myra Maybelle Shirley)
    (Belle Star Cabin; Porum, Oklahoma)

    If
    people bring so much courage
    to this world
    the world has to kill them to break them,
    so of course it kills them.
    It kills the very good and the very gentle
    and the very brave impartially.
    If you are none of these
    you can be sure that it will kill you, too
    but there will be no special hurry.
    We love you, D.R.
    Dorothy Stratten
    (Westwood Memorial Park; Westwood, California)

    Here Rests in
    Honored Glory
    An American
    Soldier
    Known But to God
    Unknown Soldier
    (Arlington National Cemetery; Virginia)

    And alien tears will fill for him
    Pity's long-broken urn,
    For his mourners will be outcast men,
    And outcasts always mourn.
    Oscar Wilde
    (Pere Lachais; Paris, France)

    Thank you for all the love you gave me.
    There could be no one stronger.
    Thank you for the many beautiful songs.
    They will live long and longer.
    Hank Williams
    (Oakwood Cemetery; Montgomery, Alabama)

    Against you I will fling myself,
    unvanquished and unyielding, O Death!
    Virginia Woolf
    (Monk's House, Rodmell, Sussex, England)

    Cast a cold eye
    On life, on death
    Horseman, pass by!
    William Butler Yeats
    (Drumcliffe Cemetery; County Sligo, Ireland)

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  2. Deb in IA

    Deb in IA Knows that KIDS are better

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    Two of my favorites.

    Thanks, Blondie.
     
  3. Blondie

    Blondie ~*~*~*~<br><font color=blue>This TF always enjoys

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    You're quite welcome Deb! :flower1:
     
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    *Flower* Needs to Win the Lottery!!

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    Some of those made me cry.

    Thanks.....
     

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