A “Grave” blog. Um, because this is about graves….DUH!!!

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.tomb19

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.

You can access Ed’s blog at:


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.


Grave of Jim Morrison, Pere Lachaise Cemetery courtesy of Cybele Moon

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.

For starters, here’s Michael Jackson’s stone. I’m thinking to myself, cripes, why didn’t they just write his entire biography on the stone. Came damn near close to it as it is.tomb11jackson

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)

tomb15valens“A horse is a horse, of course of course,that is of course unless the horse is the famous Mr. Ed.” In which case he then gets his own headstone, of course, being a famous horse, of course.

tomb14mredEver wonder what will happen to you if you don’t forward those Facebook or text messages people ask you to forward…………………………


Yes….there’s always someone with a sense of humor who can’t resist that last pun.tomb6jokes

And the guy who figured he’d take it with him. Probably bought the car, then got sick, and figured, what the hell, I ain’t leavin’ that car for someone else to enjoy.tomb12car

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!

tomb7bonoThis 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.

tomb5rodembachJan Murray was a TV show host and comedian. Opening and closing for a lot of big name acts as well. As indicated on his stone.

tomb4murrayThen there’s Leslie Nielsen who chose a classic line from one of his movies for his stone. Again, I would have chosen, “Don’t call me Shirley.”


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.

Just sayin.’

Oh yeah……..with all this tombstone stuff, it kinda reminded me of my favorite tribute song……..very touching………….

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2 Responses to A “Grave” blog. Um, because this is about graves….DUH!!!

  1. katydidknot says:

    It’s too bad that Sonny and Cher never sang the “George of the Jungle” theme song. His tombstone could have included the line, “Watch out for that tree!”

    That was just mean. I really shouldn’t click “Post Comment.”

    • misfit120 says:

      Why….I thought that quite fitting Katy…..I always tell my other half Leilani that if we are ever in a situation where someone is shooting I’ll yell out “RUN!!!!” But, in a lot of our conversations when I say something to her she often never hears me and says “WHAT?” So I told her if a shooting ever happens and I say “RUN” and she says “WHAT” I’ll survive by running and she won’t, so on her epitaph I’m planning to put the word “WHAT” somewhere. And YOU said YOU shouldn’t have clicked “Post Comment.”

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