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Humorous Gravestone Inscriptions


Posted By: Cliff Sjolund (email)
Date: 11/9/2021 at 16:00:19

In the fall of 1972, I traveled with
my future in-laws from Rochester MN to
the Amana Colonies. We departed
Rochester at about 6 pm and I followed
them (driving their RV) in my car with
my future wife.
Sometime after dark that night, we
pulled into a dirt parking area on the
left side of a two-lane paved road and
spent the night in the RV. The next
morning, I awoke before everyone else
and stepped outside the RV to discover
we had overnighted in the parking lot
of a small graveyard (I don't recall
it having a church). As I stepped over
the low chain (suspended between
wooden posts) separating the parking
lot from the graveyard with my cup of
coffee, I immediately noticed the
humorous engravings on the headstones.
As I walked along, it became obvious
the majority of headstones had some
type of funny quote engraved on them.
After about 10 minutes of walking
through the graveyard and thinking "how
is this possible" to myself, it was
time to go.
For the past several years, I have
been painstakingly searching all the
possible two-lane roads between
Rochester and the Amana Colonies
looking for the graveyard just
described. I know my father-in-law had
stopped here a few times with his
family on the same trip, but I failed
to ask him where it was before he
I would really like to locate this
graveyard (probably 100-200 plots) and
to attempt to understand why they
majority of people buried there chose
to have a humorous anecdote engraved
on their headstone.


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