Headstone Inscriptions, Part II

I found this link during my search for the Acronyms on Headstones post. I chose to give it a separate post for several reasons. One, the title: https://nypost.com/2014/10/26/the-wackiest-meaniest-things-engraved-on-tombstones/.

Second, the following:

Inscriptions must be approved by a cemetery before work begins on the tombstone — and cemeteries reserve the right to reject them for any reason, according to Dennis Werner, president of the Metropolitan Cemetery Association.

The above applies to any cemetery. It also applies to the headstone choice as many cemeteries have rules and restrictions on headstones. Here are two (2) of my go-to article on the subject: http://www.everlifememorials.com/v/headstones/regulations-cemetery-headstones.htm and https://legacyheadstones.com/rules-regulations-for-cemetery-headstones. Don’t assume the cemetery doesn’t have rules. In one cemetery I ran across, they have a very large PDF (30+ pages) documenting cemetery rules; most of the rules didn’t have to do with headstones, but they had a detailed section that did.

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