What do you want your tombstone to have written on it?

United States
April 30, 2017 9:35am CST
I hope mine says a little more than the one in the photo that's for sure! But what would I want it to say... Maybe something like this: ....Abby was loyal and dependable but her goal in life was to make people laugh. She succeeded! Note: My wish is to be cremated so there will be no tombstone. This is a 'what if' question - so, what will yours say? Photo from Pixabay
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@LadyDuck (450214)
• Switzerland
30 Apr 17
I was going to say, I will have no tombstone, I want to be cremated and i want my ashes dispersed. Anyway if should I have a tombstone, I would like "Anna was there to help, as she is here, she missed".
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@Asylum (47918)
• Manchester, England
30 Apr 17
So you intend to deprive those poor worms of a meal.
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@LadyDuck (450214)
• Switzerland
1 May 17
@AbbyGreenhill I really hope to meet all the wonderful people I appreciated during my life. Can you imagine how boring to have "eternal life" and nothing to do and nobody to chat with?
• United States
30 Apr 17
Yes, you are helpful that's for sure. When we are both 'gone' maybe we'll run into each other again
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• Peoria, Arizona
30 Apr 17
Mine would probably be life, "Felicia, a literal ghost writer. No, seriously, she is still writing postmortem!"
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• United States
30 Apr 17
Ha ha , that's a good one now you made me laugh!
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@DWDavis (25683)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
1 May 17
I hope mine will say simply: He Loved, and was Loved. He will be missed.
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• United States
1 May 17
Very good words and we should all love like it's our final days.
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@1creekgirl (39785)
• United States
30 Apr 17
"She loved her husband, children, and most of all, her God"
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• United States
1 May 17
Very nice, hope you don't have to use it for many years.
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@1creekgirl (39785)
• United States
1 May 17
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@PainsOnSlate (21855)
• Canada
1 May 17
I've already told my kids if they put me in the ground I would haunt them in their sleep forever. I want to be cremated and my ashes left in the Adirondack Mountains.
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@andriaperry (116878)
• Anniston, Alabama
30 Apr 17
I have no idea! This is one area I have completely over looked.... I need to go ahead and buy mine, have something awesome written on it
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• United States
30 Apr 17
Canning and coupon queen.
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• United States
30 Apr 17
@andriaperry Its better than a lot of other things I guess.
@andriaperry (116878)
• Anniston, Alabama
30 Apr 17
@AbbyGreenhill LOL, sounds good to me.
@Asylum (47918)
• Manchester, England
30 Apr 17
I would be happy if it read The Longest Living human finally rests here.
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@Asylum (47918)
• Manchester, England
30 Apr 17
@AbbyGreenhill I could always use The World will never be the same without his stupidity.
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• United States
30 Apr 17
@Asylum Oh, no, you are back to that stupidity thing again.
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• United States
30 Apr 17
Good one!!! You put some thought into that.
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@LeaPea2417 (36048)
• Toccoa, Georgia
1 May 17
I would want it to say that I was a loving wife and mother.
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• United States
1 May 17
That is to the point and I would bet very true.
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@amadeo (111959)
• United States
30 Apr 17
Mine will be regular.Will be buried at the Veteran's cemetery. Just my duty in the service and time.
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• United States
30 Apr 17
That's a good thing and thanks for serving.
• United States
30 Apr 17
@amadeo (111959)
• United States
30 Apr 17
@AbbyGreenhill thank you
@moffittjc (117645)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 May 17
I want my tombstone to say: "It didn't make him stronger." {borrowing from the phrase "whatever doesn't kill you will only make you stronger."} Of course, I plan on being cremated also, so your "what if" question got a "what if" answer! haha
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• United States
1 May 17
LOL - good one! I would think you might put something about your kids.
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@moffittjc (117645)
• Gainesville, Florida
3 May 17
@AbbyGreenhill Hmmm...maybe I can think of a good one that relates to my kids somehow. I'll have to think about it and see what I can come up with.
@nanette64 (20368)
• Fairfield, Texas
30 Apr 17
I plan on being cremated too @AbbyGreenhill . But on the container that my daughter will take back to Nebraska with her; it will say, "Yo goofy Momma."
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• United States
30 Apr 17
I think that sounds appropriate.
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@nanette64 (20368)
• Fairfield, Texas
30 Apr 17
@Courtlynn (67003)
• United States
30 Apr 17
I know its a what if question but that sounds more like an obituary statement. Most tombstones i see are shirt with just name and dates. Or say "loving father. Son. Nephew. Friend". I havent thought about it. But probably just my name and dates.
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• United States
30 Apr 17
I've seen many tombstone with personal statements like that. I won't need one...my husband is to scatter my ashes.
• United States
30 Apr 17
@Courtlynn Yes, and at least my husband knows my plans and there is to be no'party' after!
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@Courtlynn (67003)
• United States
30 Apr 17
@AbbyGreenhill that is true. Although we can die at any age..
@Gabugs (1895)
• United States
30 Apr 17
@AbbyGreenhill You have touched upon an interesting, but delicate topic. Hmm, thinking about it for a sec, I would like it to say, " She did not live in vain!" However, like you my wish is to be cremated. So, no tombstone for me; just a memory!
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• United States
1 May 17
@Gabugs I am prepared as I know that any minute can be my last.
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• United States
30 Apr 17
Seems to be several of us will be cremated. Yes, it's a delicate topic but something that hits all of us.
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@Gabugs (1895)
• United States
30 Apr 17
@AbbyGreenhill Well, such is life! And the best part is: we never know when it will be come. This makes me recall the scouts motto which my son had learnt at school: BE PREPARED I'm aiming to prepare for the biggest/furthest journey of my life.
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• Banks, Oregon
30 Apr 17
Visiting My Ancestors
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@maezee (42003)
• United States
1 May 17
Haha what a hard question to answer. All i can hope for is something nice.
• United States
1 May 17
I know it's a difficult thing to think about, but it is something we all have in common.
• Valdosta, Georgia
1 May 17
I would want mine to say "Peacekeeper with the patience of a saint, loved by her husband and children."
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@HazySue (39269)
• Gouverneur, New York
1 May 17
I think mine would say something like this: Sue was honest and kind and ready for the next adventure. I will be cremated and my ashes spread out in Black Lake in Upstate New York.
@fishtiger58 (29823)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Apr 17
My husband and I also wish to be cremated so no tombstone, but if I had one I would want it to say she loved her kids to the end.
• United States
30 Apr 17
That's nice. I have no kids so I can't put that LOL
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@fishtiger58 (29823)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Apr 17
• United States
30 Apr 17
@fishtiger58 I could put Ruby I guess.
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@Hannihar (128802)
• Israel
31 Oct 17
I would like my name both in Hebrew and English the dates and loved my animals and maybe say I had a purpose in life. I really cannot think that far ahead and actually I hate thinking of that. I am sure people will put what they want unless I have it written down somewhere to make sure what I want put on it will be there. I will not be around to see so I will not know what is put there are not put there.
• Bangalore, India
1 May 17
"You have now awakened the old spirit. You shall be visited this midnight!" :D PS: I will be cremated according to Hindu tradition, which means I won't have a tombstone either :P