Tombstones: Effie Jean Johnson (1897-1922)


This epitaph is from a cemetery in Waynesville, North Carolina:

Come blooming youths, as you pass by ,
And on these lines do cast an eye.
As you are now, so once was I;
As I am now, so must you be;
Prepare for death and follow me.

This isn’t very funny at all. But underneath, someone had added:

To follow you
I am not content,
How do I know
Which way you went.

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