Tombstone Messages, Quotes, and Other Favorite Sayings
Here are some of the poems, sayings, quotes and tombstone sayings I have seen and love. My favorite is my own to my husband. I'm always being teased by Northerners because of being from the South. I have been doing genealogy. I found my family and my husband's family, and I found that my family went way back and his didn't get here until about the 1880s. So one day, I said to him:
"My relatives settled this country and yours came over after they knew it was safe." —moonlake
He tried to argue with me about it, but I proved to him he was wrong. We got a good laugh from it.
A Quote From Pastor Martin Niemoeller (Nazi Victim)
"They first came for the Communists and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.Then they came for the Catholics and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me and by that time no one was left to speak up." —Pastor Martin Niemoeller (Nazi victim)
"When the people fear their government there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty." —Thomas Jefferson
"A government big enough to give you everything is also big enough to take it all away." —Thomas Jefferson
"People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." —Abraham Lincoln
"If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under." —Ronald Reagan
"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names." —John F. Kennedy
Quotes About Friends and Enemies
“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” —Martin Luther King Jr.
“It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.” —William Blake
Prayers to God
"The young woman was at the end of her rope. Seeing no way out, she dropped to her knees in prayer. "Lord, I can't go on," she said. "I have too heavy a cross to bear. "The Lord replied, "My daughter, if you can't bear its weight, just place your cross inside this room. Then, open the other door, and pick out any cross you wish." The woman was filled with relief. "Thank you, Lord," she sighed, and she did as she was told.
Upon entering the other door, she saw many crosses, some so large the tops were not visible. Then, she spotted a tiny cross leaning against a far wall. "I'd like this one, Lord," she whispered. And the Lord replied, "My daughter, this is the cross you just brought in."
My Grandmother by Her Granddaughter Joan
"Grandma's Tea Rose"
In Grandma's Garden, a long time ago,
A sweet smelling tea rose decided to grow
She pampered and watered and fertilized and shared:
Sometime later when Grandma's time had passed,
Her daughter, Gledis, wanted the tea rose to last,
She took a cutting to pamper, water, fertilize, and share;
The sweet smelling tea rose knew that she cared.
Grandma's tea rose continues to grow and to thrive;
It helps us remember when Grandma was alive.
Dried petals and small clippings we frequently share.
Like our love for each other; she taught us to care.
There's a pattern for pillows and one special quilt;
Grandma's sweet smelling tea rose never shall wilt.
Like the sweet smelling tea rose that our Grandma shared;
We each felt her love and knew that she cared.
—Nancy Joan Rainboldt
"If you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with."
"You can't find Peace until you find all the pieces. "
"Looking for an answer to your troubles look first in the mirror. "
"Who was the fool who said absence makes the heart grow fonder, what a bunch of bull."
"No such thing as Closure."
"Trying to find yourself, get busy, you'll turn up!"
"Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back too." —John Ed Pearce
"Time heals all wounds." (So not true—please don't make this remark to someone that has lost a loved one.)
"No matter how careful you choose your words they’ll always come back to bite you."
"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you only have today."
"This is dinner; if you don't like it, breakfast will be great tomorrow . . . " —Unknown
Doctor: How are you today, sir?
Patient: I'm fine. I'm just trying to stay above the ground; that's why I'm here.
How are you today? "I'm great; I woke up today, that's a plus." (This is my husband's favorite; he says it all the time.)
"Don't drive faster than the angels can fly."
"You don't have to love everything a person does to love that person." —Dr. Phil
Whoever said 'Time heals all wounds' didn't know what the hell they were talking about.— Jerry Parks of Jonestown
Sayings on Tombstones, Headstones, and Gravestones
We all have different names for stones our loved ones are buried under. Any of the words means their gone forever. Never to be in our life again.
"She Sought The Lord And His Answer Was Yes."
"I told you I was sick."
"Sleep lovely child and take thy rest Both young and old must die God called thee home he thought it best To sing his praise on high "
"They'll all be there to meet me the ones I've loved and not known and the ones I've known and loved."
"My days on earth are over please don't tell me there's reincarnation I need this rest."
Here lays Butch,
We planted him raw.
He was quick on the trigger,
But slow on the draw".
"Here I lie, snug as a bug in a rug." "I can finally get some rest."
"Here lies an atheist / All dressed up and no place to go."
"The golden gates were opened
A gentle voice said come.
And with farewells unspoken
He calmly entered home."
Insriptions As Seen On Headstones.
If memories could make a stairway I’d walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.
I am not there.
I am not there
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the snow on the mountain's rim,
I am the laughter in children's eyes,
I am the sand at the water's edge,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle Autumn rain,
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the star that shines at night,
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.
—moonlake, "My Genealogy Prayer"
Where so ever you go, go with all your heart.
"Home is where the cookies are."
"Dogs have owners Cats have staff."
Sandpaper kisses on a cheek or a chin. This is the way for a day to begin~! Sandpaper kisses - a cuddle and a purr. I have an alarm clock covered in fur~!!
"Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened"
"You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog."- - - Harry S Truman
"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself."
- - - Josh Billings
You could hear a rat piss on a piece of cotton!
"Something old, something new, something blue and a lucky sixpence for her shoe." author unknown ♥
Now join hands, and with your hands your hearts. ♥ William Shakespeare
There are three things that last: faith, hope and love, and the greatest of these is love. ♥ I Corinthians 13:13
"Marry In Blue, lover be true." author unknown ♥
My Grandparents' Little Sayings and Superstitions
While cooking fried chicken: "This chicken was killed on a full moon see how it puffs up."
The Bible means different things to different people. One person reads it and see things one way and another person reads it and hears it another way but reading it helps everyone....Grandma Thomason
My grandparents on both sides always said a wild bird in the house meant death. My grandfather said a bird flew in the house when his little granddaughter and his daughter were both sick. They both passed away shortly after........Grandpa Thomason
My grandmother said lay down in the cotton field with a man in the fall, baby in the spring....Grandma Woods
Don’t Drink A Fifth on The 4th, or You Won’t Be Able to Go Fourth On The 5th.
Favorite Chapter St. Matthew 7 verse 7-8
My Husband's Favorite Verse from the Bible
This bracelet was given to my husband by a little boy who is now cancer free. My husband is now fighting lung cancer. It has become his favorite bible verse.
My husband passed away on Dec 16, 2014.
© 2010 moonlake