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Besides a chill in the air (for most of you) low humidity, falling leaves, and earlier sunsets; October brings us the spine tingling fun and anticipation of Halloween. No one is too young or too old to enjoy this holiday.
Harris Interactive Polls conducted a survey last September that listed Halloween as American's third favorite holiday. Not surprising was that Christmas and Thanksgiving were one and two respectively.
Halloween ranked among the top 5 in all the polling demographic breakdown ratings:
|Echo Boomers (10-34)||3rd place|
|Gen X (35-46)||3rd place|
|Baby Boomers (47-65)||4th place|
|Matures (66+)||5th place|
|All Males||4th place|
|All Females||3rd place|
The following are from actual tombstones
On the grave of a woman who died in 1984. Colorado Springs, Colorado. Her son, owner of Zeezo's Magic Castle in Colorado Springs, stated that his mother had been married to a Texan who is buried in Texas: I would rather be here than in Texas.
Gravestone near Uniontown, PA: Here lies the body of Jonathan Blake, Stepped on the gas instead of the brake
Cemetery in Key West, FL: I Told You I Was Sick
Tombstone in Edinburgh, Scotland: Stranger tread this ground with gravity. Dentist Brown is filling his last cavity.
Ruidoso, New Mexico tombstone: Here lies Johnny Yeast. Pardon me for not rising.
A spinster postmistress in a North Carolina cemetery: Returned--Unopened
In a Silver City, Nevada, cemetery: Here lays Butch, We planted him raw. He was quick on the trigger, But slow on the draw.
East Dalhousie Cemetery, Nova Scotia: Here lies Ezekial Aikle Age 102 The Good Die Young
In a Ribbesford, England, cemetery: The children of Israel wanted bread And the Lord sent them manna, Old clerk Wallace wanted a wife, And the Devil sent him Anna
On a grave from the 1880's in Nantucket, Massachusetts: Under the sod and under the trees Lies the body of Jonathan Pease. He is not here, there's only the pod: Pease shelled out and went to God.
In a cemetery in Hartscombe, England: On the 22nd of June - Jonathan Fiddle - Went out of tune.
Margaret Daniels grave at Hollywood Cemetery Richmond, Virginia: She always said her feet were killing her but nobody believed her.
Jackie Gleason: “And away we go.”
Frank Sinatra: ”The best is yet to come.”
Billy Wilder: “I’m a writer but then nobody’s perfect.”
Merv Griffin: “I will not be right back after this message.”
Here is a collection of Epitaphs from some creative minds (these are not real):
Count Dracula: "Fangs for the Memories"
Pillsbury Dough Boy: Here lies the Pillsbury Dough Boy - He will rise again
H. Dumpty: "I was pushed!"
Charles Borden, father of Lizzie: "Get out of her way when she's having a tizzy!"
Don Adams (known as Maxwell Smart in "Get Smart"): "Would you believe..."
This section is for the computer geeks:
Son of SIMM: His random acts of murder (RAM) are some of the most shocking in recent memory. Hated his motherboard.
Pretty eBay Floyd: Modern-day Robin Hood auctioned faux antiques to the rich and donated the spoils to failing dot-coms.
Bugsy C++-gul -: A good coder gone bad.
Hack the Ripper: Brutally ripped MP3s and burnt them to CDs. Displayed total disregard for copyright laws.
SCSI Borden: Gave her mother 40 Macs.
John WAN Gacy: Your child's worst nightmare: A network administrator, a basement, and a clown suit.