My coworker and new blogger Mr. Bill sent me an interesting email I'm sure has made the rounds for years, but it was new to me. It's about the head stone of one Nathaniel Grigsby, who died in 1890 at the age of 78. Mr. Grigsby served during the Civil War, and during his lifetime he developed a passionate dislike for a certain political party. Here's what the New York Times had to say about Mr. Grigsby's headstone - a screenshot of the PDF file found here:
Here are some photos of the actual headstone:
Notice the judicious editing of the New York Times? Not much has changed since 1898, obviously. I'd bet their circulation today is about what it was back then, too.
And in case you're wondering, this really seems to be legitimate.
I couldn't help but be reminded of this classic Bob Hope clip: