Post by Mike Post by Nick Odell
That's just given me an idea. I wonder if I could negotiate a cheaper
price for my own cemetery plot if, instead of the usual name, dates,
platitudes sort of thing I were to agree to have engraved on my
"Hungry? Thirsty? Why not have a nice cup of tea and a cake at the
Cemetery Tearooms next to the gate?"
I fear whoever's in charge of the churchyard wouldn't allow it; such
people are notorious for restrictive rules, and enforcing them. (With
apologies if any UMRAts have that rôle.) My grandma wanted something
like "just resting" on grandad's, in 1966; I forget what the compromise
was, but it seemed petty. Things have probably improved since then.
I know yours was just humorously intended, but I'd rather like to see
such - it would make me smile if part of an otherwise normal 'stone, and
anything that makes one smile in a graveyard is IMO good, as one is
usually sad when there.
Post by Mike
This would be very carefully positioned on the stone so as to be dead
Dead centre of town ... the place people are dying to get into ... the
old ones are - the old ones.
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf
Back then, many radio sets were still in black and white. - Eddie Mair, radio
presenter, on "PM" programme reaching 40; in Radio Times, 3-9 April 2010