November 2nd is “Plan Your Epitaph Day,” an international observance created by Lance Hardie, to coincide with All Saint’s Day (a.k.a. Day of the Dead).

So your challenge for today is to write your own epitaph. What would you like to see on your gravestone? How would you like people to remember you? Create your epitaph, post it to the blog.  I’d love to hear about you.

I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position one has reached in life as by the obstacles which one has overcome while trying to succeed. ~ Booker T Washington

John F Reed was buried in Lafollette TN. around 1900. The Reed Family Book said that his family from TN. came and took him to TN. but his family moved back to Ky.When Uncle Joe Reed was buried, a very old man said the first time he saw Uncle Joe was when he was driving a team of mules and the wagon was loaded with the family goods and he said he ask Uncle Joe where are you come from and the reply was Tn. Now after all that my questions is are there any Family members still in Lafollette Tn. or can we contact Lafollette Tn. and find that cemetery?

I found this on the Genealogue :

10. “Harold died after a long, hard-fought battle with self-loathing.”

9. “Barbara Harris went to meet her Lord and Savior this morning, assuming that her last-minute prayers worked.”

8. “Our mother was born in Georgia, which Wikipedia tells us is either in Asia or near Florida.”

7. “He was a confirmed bachelor, but totally not gay.”

6. “She is survived by her husband Richard, who is now looking for companionship and casual sex. Please, no fatties.”

5. “Daniel Connors, 23, died unexpectedly at his home on Thursday afternoon. (Surprisingly, it wasn’t suicide.)”

4. “Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10:30, at which time the homes of the people listed above will be unoccupied and vulnerable to burglary.”

3. “Frank enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, but couldn’t stand his great-great-grandchildren.”

2. “In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the obituaries editor of this newspaper. In cash.”

1. “She was a loving mother, a devoted wife, and an unrepentant murderer.”