It doesn’t take much to get my mind off the beaten path and write a blog about something I normally wouldn’t write about. Like graves. Not that I think about graves, because, like most of us, it’s not foremost on my mind considering the finality of it all.
However, my friend and fellow blogger, Ed Mooney, waaaaay across the ocean, began his photo challenge a while back and has received a lot of interesting photos which he posts on his blog, one of which caught my roving eye this morning, hence, how I in turn got into looking at graves. One in particular which stood out from Ed’s blog and others that I decided to research.
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Soooo. What was the grave that got me thinking I should do a blog on graves? Well, I’m glad you asked. It was a photo of Jim Morrison’s grave in France. You may recall that Morrison was the lead singer of the Doors and recorded “Light My Fire,” “Riders On The Storm” among others.
Sooooooo, off I went surfing da ol web for unusual gravestones, because it’s stupid things like this that keeps me from going bonkers, otherwise I’d be bored outta my tree and most likely drooling in a rest home.
I figured as long as I highlighted Jackson’s stone, might as well show you Ritchie Valens stone. His hit songs, “Donna” “La Bamba,” and most fittingly on his stone “Come On Lets Go.” Which he did, unfortunately, in a plane crash in 1959 along with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper, (J.P. Richardson)
Bet this next one was when this poor SOB told his wife he didn’t feel so good and she told him to quit whining. Ya think?
Sonny Bono, of Sonny and Cher, had one of their hit songs on his stone. Personally, I would have chosen another one of their songs, “I Hate To Sleep Alone.” HEY…..ya gotta see the humor in that one!
This next one you’d think would be Art Carney’s (Ed Norton on the Honeymooners) tombstone considering he spent time in manholes. But noooo. Instead it belongs to Georges Raymond Constantin Rodenbach (whew) who was a Belgian Symbolist poet and novelist. Yep….he got completely stoned.
Merv Griffin obviously WILL NOT be back after that last commercial break.
Believe it or not Ripley did die….believe it or not.
And finally, Billy Wilder’s epitaph.
Which echos’ my sentiments. Nobody’s perfect………so ya gotta cut me some slack on these blogs.
Oh yeah……..with all this tombstone stuff, it kinda reminded me of my favorite tribute song……..very touching………….
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