Monday, August 25, 2008

101 Ways, Part 8: Left Us

For a brief intro to the "101 Ways to Say 'Died'" series, click here

Ok, I'm violating my own rules by posting a stone from 1858. I just found it very compelling for some reason. "Nancy" is buried in Stow, MA.

2 comments:

RJO said...

Well, that certainly shows us the Puritan age is over.

Emily Dickinson's epitaph (1886, outside your time frame) is famously, "Called Back."

Anonymous said...

Oooh! Not sure what to think of how this stone reads: "NANCY left us Feb. 19, 1858,I am happy."

Makes me wonder who was happy? Nancy or the ones left behind. Perhaps thats what compelled you to share it. Poor Nancy, pehaps?