Why are tombstones always so somber?
I realize that death is hard on the people you leave behind. But shouldn’t we remember our friends and families in how they were rather than a body in the ground? I know it is easier said than done since it takes a very long time to come to terms with the death of a close one.
However, the following tombstones prove that sometimes a bit of dark humor doesn’t hurt. Now when your close ones come to visit you in the cemetery, they will certainly have a slight smile on their faces. All of these tombstones tell a story and a hilarious one at that. So scroll on below and take a look for yourself.
#1 The man of 1000 voices, Mel Blanc. (1989)
#2 Merv Griffin will not be coming back after this break. (1986)
#3 A little pettiness never hurt anyone. (1980)
William H. Hahn Jr wasn’t going to leave without rubbing everyone’s faces in the fact that he was right.
#4 Everyone loves to say ‘I told you so’. (2002)
Irish writer and comedian Spike Milligan took the same route as the person above and inscribed ‘I told you so’ in Gaelic.
#5 I wonder what Jack Lemon will be in next time. (2001)
#6 We may have known him as a funny guy but that never stopped Billy Wilder. (2002)
#7 This wouldn’t be perfect for anyone but Rodney Dangerfield. (2004)
#8 Leslie Nielsen loved his fart jokes til the end. (1996)
#9 Warren Wesley Berkenbile wanted everyone to have one last laugh and he accomplished that. (1985)
#10 Lester Moore’s, a Fargo station agent just wanted it to be clear.
This tombstone is actually situated in Arizona. And Lester Moore’s life was ended by (you guessed it) gunshot wounds.
#11 Frances Eileen Thatcher isn’t wrong about that. They should put a light down there. (2006)
#12 Dr. Edward Russell Gann’s wife wanted to show off her husbands sarcastic humor on his grave. (1983)
#13 Barbara Sue Manire expired on her 64th birthday and her family wanted to keep it simple. (2005)
#14 Genevieve Adeline Batty only wanted to show off her Swedish heritage.
If you don’t know what lutefisk is, you are lucky. It is basically a codfish marinated in lye until it’s quite acidic and then it is soaked in water. It is later steamed and turns into a stinky, gelatinous substance.
#15 John Denby has proved the saying ‘dentists aren’t funny’ completely wrong. (1927)
Maurice his son also joined in with a ‘me too’ when he passed away in 1964.
#16 How could he not want a bread joke on his tombstone?
#17 It seems the man, Edward Paul Abbey with unlimited words wanted a rest. (1989)
#18 This guy didn’t want to make it easy on anyone to find out his identity. (1832)
The 285 letter puzzle is very simple and works out to say Here lies John Renie. The funniest thing however is that this is in fact not his tombstone at all.
What would you like to put on your tombstone when you ‘expire’? Comment down below and let us know.