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Best of Gravestone Humor

While doing research for a family tree, author Louis Schafer surveyed thousands of headstones and amassed a unique collection of – often unintentionally – humorous epitaphs. Along with gravestone inscriptions, this book also includes historical information to give the epitaphs more context. Each chapter highlights traditional death customs, eccentric illustrations as well as numerous bizarre, vengeful, rude and funny last words. Surprisingly entertaining and historically informative.

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It’s not expected to find humor in a cemetery, but author Lou Schafer did just that. While doing research for a family tree, Schafer surveyed thousands of headstones and amassed a unique collection of humorous epitaphs. Many were not intended to be amusing, yet they provoke a chuckle or two.

Best of Gravestone Humor is available now in its second edition. Along with gravestone inscriptions, the book also includes historical information to give the epitaphs more context. Each chapter highlights traditional death customs, eccentric illustrations, and numerous bizarre, vengeful, rude and funny last words.

A few of the epitaphs include contradictions such as: “Under this sod lies John Round Who was lost at sea and never was found.” And others describe unfortunate endings: “Looked up the elevator shaft to see if the car was on the way down…it was.”

Cover: paperback
Size: 6″ x 9″
Page count: 196

Weight 0.5 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 0.35 in
Author

Louis S. Schafer

ISBN

978-1940750712

Edition

2nd

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