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Tombstones - initials added and clues #1259567
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The phrases below appear on the tombstones of well-known people. Can you identity them?

-1. Every housewife’s friend
-2. Workers of all lands unite. The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it. KM
-3. Called back ED
-4. Blese Be The Man Thatt Spares Thes Stones And Curst Be He That Moves My Bones WS
-5. On the whole I’d rather be in Philadelphia (might be just a myth)
-6. That’s all folks!
-7. Quoth the raven nevermore
-8. She hath done what she could C----- N----- (temperance)
-9. Here lies One Whose Name was writ in Water
-10. Murdered by a traitor and a coward whose name is not worthy to appear here JJ
-11. The passive master lent his hand, To the vast Soul which o’er him planned RWE
-12. Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime
-13. The best is yet to come
-14. If you seek his monument, look around C---------- W--- (architect)
-15. Look Homeward, Angel
-16. I told you I was sick

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Re: Tombstones [Re: Pandora] #1259573
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6. Mel Blanc wave

Great puzzle, Sue! smile

Re: Tombstones [Re: Pandora] #1259575
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7. Edgar Allan Poe

12. Dean Martin

Fun puzzle Sue, merci.


May your trouble be like the old man's teeth...few and far between.
Re: Tombstones [Re: Pandora] #1259576
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1. William Henry Hoover, I suspect, or possibly James Spangler who apparently sold the idea of the vacuum cleaner to him blackkitty


Life is what happens while you're making other plans.

Re: Tombstones [Re: Pandora] #1259580
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You know, Lex, my sister claims she knew my marriage was over when I asked my ex for a vacuum cleaner for our anniversary. And while a vacuum is a wonderful machine, it has no connection to #1. smile

Marian and curly, good answers! wave


We do not see things as they are, we see things as we are. - Anais Nin
Re: Tombstones [Re: Pandora] #1259581
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9 - John Keats


Learn to stay calm; not everything deserves a reaction
Re: Tombstones [Re: Pandora] #1259582
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1. Heloise smile

Re: Tombstones [Re: Pandora] #1259590
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5 W. C. Fields - I hope it's not a myth. I can just imagine him saying it.


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There is a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line. Oscar Levant
Re: Tombstones [Re: Pandora] #1259604
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All three correct! witch


We do not see things as they are, we see things as we are. - Anais Nin
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13. Frank Sinatra wave


Sometimes lost is where you need to be. Just because you don't know your direction doesn't mean you don't have one.
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15. Thomas Wolfe


“The earth has music for those who listen.”
-George Santayana
Re: Tombstones [Re: Pandora] #1259608
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16. Spike Milligan, although I was never sure that it was true think


Quantity has a quality all of its own
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i don't know for sure either, flotsam. lol

Three more good ones! witch


We do not see things as they are, we see things as we are. - Anais Nin
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Start this video at about 9:17 to learn more about Spike Milligan's gravestone.

Re: Tombstones [Re: Pandora] #1259648
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10. Abraham Lincoln?

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That's a very good guess, Jarkeld, but nope. wave


We do not see things as they are, we see things as we are. - Anais Nin
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Thanks for that link Marian thumbsup
Now we know!


Quantity has a quality all of its own
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You are welcome, flotsam. smile

Re: Tombstones - initials added [Re: Pandora] #1259744
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2. Karl Marx wave


Sometimes lost is where you need to be. Just because you don't know your direction doesn't mean you don't have one.
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"That dirty little coward that shot Mr Howard
Has laid Jesse James in his grave"


To waste one second of one's life is a betrayal of one's self.
I wonder what's on television...?
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Yes to all three! [Linked Image]

And thanks for the interesting link, Marian. kissy


We do not see things as they are, we see things as we are. - Anais Nin
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Sometimes lost is where you need to be. Just because you don't know your direction doesn't mean you don't have one.
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11 Given the initials I am guessing Ralph Waldo Emerson


Quantity has a quality all of its own
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Both correct! wave


We do not see things as they are, we see things as we are. - Anais Nin
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