What would you want on your gravestone?

January 23, 2007 8:13pm CST
What would your epitaph be? And what would you like the eulogies at your funeral to say?
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7 responses
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
24 Jan 07
Please put on my headstone: "I told you it wouldn't last!!" I figure when the time comes I may as well give people one last smile on the way out.
@XxAngelxX (2831)
• Canada
24 Jan 07
Well I don't want a gravestone as I fully plan on being cremated, however I hope whoever does my eulogy says I was a great person to be around, that I lived a very full life and tried my best to make life better for everyone I knew. Great question, where's your answer?
24 Jan 07
I think I would want some kind of plaque even if I was cremated. I actually don't have an answer! I was interested because its such a difficult question. How to best sum someone up in a few words? Perhaps 'Will live on through her work and genius' but that might be a bit optimistic!
@LittleMel (14036)
• Canada
21 Jul 09
on my gravestone : "Waiting for you" eulogy : Well done animal lover, terrible cook, excellent wife, mysterious in-law and rebellious employee. You're finally home!
• United States
21 Jul 09
I'm not sure that I would want to buried. But I know that I don't want to be creamated. So I guess it would have to be a burial. I would want a clarinet on one side of the stone, and a piano on the other side of the stone and it be done in like a purple stone with gray in it along with the chorus from the song "I can only imagine". I just love that song and know that's what its going to be like when I get up there and see everything for the first time. Those three things are what I done most in my life up until this point. I played clarinet in highschool and have played piano since I was in 4th grade and I've sung in church and choir ever since. So it would only seem logic to put those things on it.
@gapeach65 (805)
• United States
27 Mar 07
I am not going to have a gravestone, as I am donating my body to Emory School of medicine, then I will be cremated and my husband (or children) can decide if they want my ashes or let the medical school put them in the cemetery they use. As for my eulogy, I'm not sure what I'd like them to say, hopefully they'll forget the bad stuff and just remember the good. I don't want them to lie, just not mention too much of the bad, we all know there's a little bad stuff about each of us, we don't need to remember it at that particular moment.
@cclay34 (486)
• United States
24 Jan 07
on my grave stone:I TOLD YOU I WAS SICK Eulogy: He was a man, a good man, a good husband and father, may he rest in peace
@mansha (6301)
• India
24 Jan 07
I think I will be creamted but what about, writing what churchil wanted to write, I am prepared to meet my God but whether he is prepared for the greater ordeal of meeting me is another matter. it can also be "Here lies the prettiest woman to walk on this earth ever".lol