Today, November 2nd is the designated day to plan what you want written on your tombstone when you die. It’s difficult enough to come up
with book blurbs, dedications, and synopsis, so to think of what I would want written at the time of my death is intriguing. It makes me think of my obituary too and there is no day designated for that for some reason. You hear many people say that they want to be buried upside down so the world can kiss their ass but no one really says what they want their stone to say. I think I’ll go with this:
I think that says enough doesn’t it? And then maybe I’d add my
twitter handle and my Amazon page so people could keep following me and buying my books even after I died. That way the kids could still profit off me and in a sense maybe I could still help them out. Until becoming an author I never dreamed of using a cemetery as a platform for selling books but it gets ingrained in your head after a while. That’s sad isn’t it?
Maybe I could use my book titles too: Tammy Maas had A Complicated Life in a Small Town and then under that could be written God Save
Us All. That would be fitting even though it might freak people out a bit.
A Tombstone to Remember
A woman in Serbia knew exactly what she wanted on her tombstone
when she died three years ago but it wasn’t words. She was kind enough to provide pictures and sketches for her husband so he would ensure her wishes were met but the poor man had a difficult time fulfilling her wishes as most stonecutters didn’t want to do the dirty deed.
The woman wanted a picture of her vagina carved on her stone because she didn’t want her husband of 50 years chasing other women after her
death and thought a carving of her private part would be enough to prevent that. In the end a company agreed to do the work and the husband was happy with the carving and claimed there was a real likeness but most people can’t even tell what it. The husband even stated that a person wondered why the bird on the stone had such a big beak!
Here is the picture:
want carved on my stone. What about you? What did you come up with for plan your epitaph day?