Name on a grave stone

My name is on a headstone (or grave stone, tomb stone or whatever you call it). The story goes like this: My Dad was setting up the affairs of my grandmother several years ago and she had requested to be buried in a cemetery in our town. When he began making the necessary arrangements, he discovered there were only a few more vacant plots in the upper part of the cemetery. In the upper part of the cemetery you can bury three coffins in a single plot. Once those were gone they were expanding the cemetery into a lower area where the water level was higher. This meant that you could only bury one coffin in each grave site. The lower ones would be more expensive, and my Dad decided to purchase not only a site for my grandma, but for our entire family. They told him it was customary to put a gravestone on the grave site. He bought a grave stone and was informed that if you’re going to spend the money on the gravestone, you might as well engrave something on it, which he did.

So, my name is now on a headstone in my home town. It also has my birth date and a dash, awaiting the moment I keel over to add the date of death. I’ve sometimes wondered if anyone who knew me has seen it and, not noticing the lack of a death date, thought I’d kicked the bucket.

My tombstone
This was created using an online generator. It’s not an actual photo, nor is it my correct birth date. Most of you already figured that last part out.


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  1. LOL great story, i al literally ROTFL!!

    Comment by Thejaswi on September 29, 2006 @ 10:27 pm
  2. Hi Dan. I would be glad to see that online generator. Could you please post a link?

    Comment by Jacob Skouboe on September 30, 2006 @ 8:55 am
  3. Sure, I used the one at autowitch.

    Comment by dan on September 30, 2006 @ 9:51 am
  4. You are so crazy Dan, someone is gonna have yo baby !

    BTW – The birth year seems sorta off.

    Comment by elsmob on October 4, 2006 @ 11:57 am
  5. elsmob: I just look young for my age.

    Comment by dan on October 4, 2006 @ 1:59 pm
  6. dude i want to make one but dont know how please help

    Comment by drew on June 25, 2008 @ 1:50 pm
  7. I don’t remember which one I used, but Googling for tombstone generator or grave stone generator will find you some.

    Comment by Dan on June 25, 2008 @ 10:46 pm

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