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When my time comes (hopefully many years and plenty of bestsellers/movie deals etc. in the future), I'll have one last piece of writing to publish, but it won't be in print, or even digital form. 

My last words will be carved in stone (or marble - depending on how cheap my surviving relatives are).  I'm thinking, of course, of the words I want chiselled into my gravestone.

Here's what I thought I'd have put on mine:

 
or perhaps this:


Not that I'm the first of my family to chose our own words for the headstone:

 
How about you?

What last words would you like to be remembered by?



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jjschwabach
Aug. 15th, 2010 01:31 am (UTC)
There actually is one somewhere that says, "I told you I was sick."
jongibbs
Aug. 15th, 2010 11:19 am (UTC)
That may well be Spike Milligan - it was certainly his stated intention :)
brni
Aug. 15th, 2010 05:29 am (UTC)

"This dying thing? Highly overrated. Give it a pass."
jongibbs
Aug. 15th, 2010 11:21 am (UTC)
Lol :)
catephoenix
Aug. 15th, 2010 09:09 am (UTC)
"If you hear scratching...Run."
jongibbs
Aug. 15th, 2010 11:21 am (UTC)
Excellent! And in true British fashion, you're giving them a sporting chance to get away too :)
(no subject) - celestialgldfsh - Aug. 15th, 2010 08:15 pm (UTC) - Expand
(Anonymous)
Aug. 15th, 2010 11:51 am (UTC)
Last words
Probably something like "Does this count as getting published?"

p.s. I found your blog via the LV Writers Group site. You might see me in November for your workshop. I run The Junk Drawer blog. While blogging is my first writing outlet, I'm interested in writing a book. Like most newbies, I'm having trouble getting beyond the first steps and thought if I showed up at the writer's group, it might light a fire under me.
jongibbs
Aug. 15th, 2010 03:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Last words
Hehehehe, I like that one :)

I tried to subscribe to your blog, Kathy, but you don't seem to have an RSS feed option. Is there a vital button I didn't see?

ETA: Not to worry, I found it.

Edited at 2010-08-15 03:05 pm (UTC)
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jongibbs
Aug. 15th, 2010 03:03 pm (UTC)
Lol, of course she was :)
paulwoodlin
Aug. 15th, 2010 04:14 pm (UTC)
Now am I published?
jongibbs
Aug. 15th, 2010 04:34 pm (UTC)
:)
tracy_d74
Aug. 15th, 2010 07:32 pm (UTC)
I would insist on: "There's nothing to see here folks, move it along."

My friends would probably insist on: "That's unfortunate." or "I'm just saying." I say those two phrases ALL the time . . . and very deadpan. It cracks people up.
jongibbs
Aug. 15th, 2010 10:02 pm (UTC)
Hehehe :)
careann.wordpress.com
Aug. 15th, 2010 10:48 pm (UTC)
Maybe "Yes, that's a pen. Get your hands off it. I still have things to write."

Thanks for the laughs. Found your blog via Jenn Hubbard's and will be back soon to read more.
jongibbs
Aug. 16th, 2010 03:29 pm (UTC)
Good one. Thanks for stopping by, Carol :)
mtlawson
Aug. 16th, 2010 12:12 am (UTC)
"Expletive Deleted"
jongibbs
Aug. 16th, 2010 03:30 pm (UTC)
Hehehehehe :)
uglychicken
Aug. 16th, 2010 11:44 am (UTC)
'We probably shouldn't do this while driving, honey.'
jongibbs
Aug. 16th, 2010 03:30 pm (UTC)
Lol :)
ext_135156
Aug. 16th, 2010 12:31 pm (UTC)
"To view my final words, please visit Amazon.com & click the buy button......"
jongibbs
Aug. 16th, 2010 03:30 pm (UTC)
Lol, excellent! :)
careann.wordpress.com
Aug. 16th, 2010 03:31 pm (UTC)
Jon, this was such a fun post that after I left my earlier contribution I couldn't resist continuing the topic on my own blog. I hope you don't mind that I've linked to you. :)

Carol Garvin
jongibbs
Aug. 16th, 2010 04:23 pm (UTC)
Not at all, Carol. Links are always appreciated, thank you :)
rowanda380
Aug. 16th, 2010 03:32 pm (UTC)
Here lies the athiest, all dressed up and no place to go!

actually I will be having a vikings funeral, no grave stone for me!
jongibbs
Aug. 16th, 2010 04:25 pm (UTC)
I was thinking of having one of those, then I thought: What if those re-incarnation guys are right? I'd hate to come back as a used cigar or something :(
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