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Grave Humor: Funny, Ironic, and Ridiculous Tombstones

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  46 ratings  ·  9 reviews
People act like being dead is so serious.But if you've spent any time in a cemetery, you know a lot of those dearly departed have to be rolling over in their graves–with laughter. This collection of ironic, comic and just plain ridiculous tombstones proves that it's possible to have a sense of humor about kicking the bucket. Just be careful you don't laugh yourself to deat ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published September 28th 2010 by Family Tree Books (first published August 31st 2010)
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It's almost embarrassing to say I "read" this book; it took me all of about 10 minutes to flip through the whole thing. But it provided me with some awesome laughs, and with the world the way it is these days, one needs to laugh as often as one can.

The book operates on a very simple principle. On the left page you see a photo of a tombstone with the name of the dearly departed. On the right page is some sort of humorous comment about said tombstone. Sometimes there's only one headstone and the c
I have said it before, and I’ll say it again, sometimes death is funny. And this book acknowledges that idea, which is somewhat surprising since this was put out by Family Tree Magazine, a periodical that aims at helping you with genealogy.

‘Narrated’ by and ‘written’ by M.T. Coffin, this book serves us pictures of tombstones and grave markers that have funny & peculiar markers as well as names on them, alongside a little quip about the silliness of it. For instance we see a marker that reads
I'm really surprised at the reviews. The book, while a cute idea, was filled with typos. When there are only a few hundred words, a few typos is even more inexcusable. I was also surprised to see an infant's tombstone mocked - perhaps I'm too sensitive, but adults' tombstones can be amusing or funny or weird but a child's tombstone is never anything but sad.

I'm disappointed that my library had this book. I hope they received it as a freebie because I'd like my fine money to go toward something b
Kelley Tackett
My favorites are the one with Kay's fudge recipe engraved on the stone and this one:

In Memory of Violet Philpin
Who died on the
19th June 1974
Devoted her life
To the welfare of Donkeys
May she rest peacefully
The knowledge her work
Was not in vain.

Grave Humor delivers a few (rather uncomfortable) laughs, but it really falls pretty flat for the most part. Short read, not a lot of content. For fans of dark humor.
Funny little book, especially for those who frequent graveyards. My favorite marker read:

"Bill Kugle - He never voted for republicans and had little to do with them."
Oct 27, 2012 Kim rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: humor
a collection of photos of grave with funny epitaphs, oddly designed tombstones, odd pairings and unfortunate names
hilarious! fun book to give people for a gift. well designed and witty.
very silly
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