Thursday, July 02, 2009

Second Hand Headstone

I know that if you read my blog, you are aware of my rather warped(some say morbid)sense of humor. However, if it fits in with accomplishing a task and saves a buck at the same time, so be it.

Four years ago, while shopping for a headstone for an uncle that had passed, my cousins and I stopped in at a monument place near where we live. When we arrived, there didn't seem to be anyone around(like who'd carry off a headstone?) so we looked around. As I did, I noticed a stone that was a single headstone(for one person) that had my last name on it. I have a very common last name. It was gray, about 5 feet tall and quite nice. I also noticed that it had a lot of mud and dirt around the base.

It seems this headstone had been reposessed. Can you imagine going to the cemetery to pay respects to your dearly departed, and the headstone be gone with just a hole in the ground where once had stood the nice tall engraved stone?

Whoever had ordered it and had it set, had not paid for it, so the monument folks went and got it(can't say as I blame them). I didn't think too much about it at that time, but now four years later, that headstone is still leaning up against the monument building.

So here's what I'm thinking--are you with me already? I should be able to get a real deal on that stone. The last name is correct. All they'll have to do is grind off the first name and the date of birth and death, and I'm good to go. I'm seriously considering making them an offer. And I think it would just fit where I'm going to have my ashes scattered.

So what do you think? Would you consider buying a used headstone? If not, why not.

Hope you are having a great Thursday. Pray for our country. Love one another. And last but not least--Happy Fourth of July.


Laura ~Peach~ said...

if i wanted a stone (which i dont) then heck yeas I woudl consider a repo ... anything to save a few bucks... :) call me CHEAP O

#1daughter said...

I think we need to take the money we would spend on a head stone and get you into therapy.

Twisted Fencepost said...

I'm with Laura. Why not recycle?!

Tipper said...

Well-you've made me smile at the end of a hot tiring day-and I thank you for it : )

Marge said...

I say go for it. Anything to save a buck, and if the name fits, use it!

Lisa said...

Ok, go for it Shirley! Why not? I am sitting here laughing at you, err , I mean with you over this. Your daughter might have a small valid point too!

but yes, why not.... make an offer

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