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Coded epitaph?

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Re: Coded epitaph?

Posted: 18 Apr 2012 6:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Back in the 1950's or 60's there was a show on TV called
'What's my line', and the host was Gary Moore. One of the people on the panel who was to guess what the guest did or "what was their line" was a poet named Ogden Nash.
He has a book of poems, and one of them, this is not a quote from the book but off the top of my head as best I can remember, I am almot 80, but here goes.

There is a bird called a Peligan,
Its' beak can hold more than its' belly can,
but I don't know how in the hell it can

How old is your tombstone? I used to like to tromp around old cemeteries for a pass time. I have seen some real doozies, some very ornate and beautiful. I came across a stone in an old cemetery in a rural area of Tennessee many years ago, and it had an inscription from a wife on her husbands' stone that went something like this:

When he died, so did all my dreams and hopes
God Bless You
I said to myself, she sure must have loved that man, lucky fellow to have someone care do deeply about you. We should all be so fortunate.


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Genealog1st 13 Apr 2012 11:36PM GMT 
DecMay 14 Apr 2012 10:25PM GMT 
Cliff Schott 19 Apr 2012 12:37AM GMT 
MajorWilliams... 21 Apr 2013 11:52AM GMT 
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