According to funeral industry experts more and more people want to have the last word — on their tombstone! And these epitaphs are scattered across the country.
In the graveyard at Salmon, B.C., “This wasn’t my idea.” In Saskatoon, “I’d rather be in Boston watching the Red Sox.” In Manitoba, a widely cited epitaph, “I told you I was sick.” One expert on epitaphs says “A forgettable gravestone is a fate worse than death.”
My own? When I was hosting a radio call-in show in Montreal, I wanted to project the idea that things were hopping. So I gradually developed the signature phrase, “The lines are blazing,” which I think would do nicely as my epitaph.
What about yours? Try one. Or write one for another person. Or write a funny one.
Missed you all in Vegas where I picked up some tips on making a better blog. Neil