Picks and Pans Review: Quote

updated 08/13/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/13/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>From Best of Gravestone Humor, by Louis S. Schafer (Sterling, paper, $5.95):

An epitaph for William Reese, Westerville, N.Y.—"This is what I expected but not so soon."

On another resting place—"Here lies Martin Elmerod/ Have mercy on my soul, good God/ As I would do were I Lord God/ And you were Martin Elmerod."

For Deacon Lemuel Willard in Harvard, Mass.—"When present, useful;/ Absent, wanted./ Lived, respected./ Died, Lamented."

On the tombstone of Dr. J.J. Subers in Rosehill Cemetery, Macon, Ga.—"Been here/ and Gone/ Had a Good Time."

And from Skaneateles, N.Y.—"Underneath this pile of stones/Lies all that's left of Sally Jones./ Her name was Lord, it was not Jones,/ But Jones was used to rhyme with stones."

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