Just based on the available options, they have a fifty-fifty chance. Here’s an example of a pithy quote that you, too, can put on your headstone if you don’t want anybody to know any of the details of your life and are unoriginal.
That many words take up quite an amount of space on a headstone, and sometimes there isn’t a lot to work with, so if you want this kind of sentiment, you’re going to have to sacrifice something. Nobody really needs to know when you died, do they? You’re dead; what’s the point of knowing the actual day?
Well, You Don't Have to Tell Everybody
That's right. If you can't find a way to afford a headstone, a graveyard will tell everyone you didn't invest properly. No, we kid, we kid – this is clearly the name of a family that has yet to pass on, so it's blank for now.
This might be a larger family plot since that headstone on the left also bears the name "Poor." These poor, poor people will eventually have to take their place in the ground just like the rest of us, but until then, they leave a somewhat chuckle-worthy headstone for others to puzzle over.
The Hypochondriac's Creed
After forty-seven years, Helen Linley was the expert on her body. She'd gone through illnesses and diseases, maybe broken bones or other trips to the emergency room, and she was pretty certain she was sick. And look at that, she was. Pretty darn sick, in fact.
She decided the best way to have the last laugh over the people who didn't believe her was to add that fact to her headstone to ensure everyone who visits her remembers that they didn't trust her intuition. The next time you hear someone say she might be sick, give it a second thought.
Do We Have To?
While there are plenty of hilarious headstones around, there are also lots that try to say something that should, in theory, be helpful to the living. This is one of the latter. And, while it has a nice meter to it, it doesn't really tell us anything that we don't know already.
You were alive, now you're dead, and we'll be dead at one point, too? Yeah, thanks for letting us know. M. and T. Farrington just wanted to help people out, and maybe it will, but most people won't get anything new from a visit to this grave.
It's All I Have Left
Birth date? Not important. Death date? Nobody's business. Other details of her life, such as what she accomplished, her family, and loved ones? Doesn't matter as long as you keep off the grass. It's traditionally poor form to stand right on top of someone's grave – it's been said you can feel it.
This tiny hunter wanted to ensure she never had to deal with that sort of thing, so she added a note for people to stay away. We're sure it's all in good fun, of course, but it is strange there isn't anything else on the headstone.