This Memorial Day weekend, I visited my father-in-law’s grave. Cemeteries are very busy this time of year! The management of the cemetery took the opportunity to conduct a survey and gather contact information from visitors. They offered a burial plot or stone bench as an incentive to participate.
In honor of cemeteries, here are two recent appropriate Non Sequitur Death Cartoons.
In this cartoon, a group of mourners are standing around a grave. Every person has a smart phone in their hands and they’re busy staring at their tiny screens and tapping. The headstone reads, “#R.I.P Trending Now,” with a big arrow pointing down into the grave.
A woman says, “I don’t know which is sadder… That this was his last request, or that his eulogy can be done in 140 characters or less.” Hopefully, each person is adding a different 140 character story to the eulogy!
In this other cartoon, four people stand at graveside. The headstone reads, “OK, OK… I Was Wrong.” A woman says, “So… turns out it really did kill him to admit it…”
It’s interesting that the tweeting deceased person had a lot more attendees than the one who would never admit to being wrong.
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ABOUT GAIL RUBIN
Gail Rubin, CT, The Doyenne of Death®, is author of the award-winning book, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die. Host of A Good Goodbye television series and Internet radio show, she is a Certified Thanatologist (that’s a death educator) and a popular speaker who uses humor and films to get the funeral planning conversation started. She’s also a Certified Funeral Celebrant, funeral planning consultant, and insurance agent.
Rubin is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association, and the National Speakers Association New Mexico Chapter. She is Vice President of the Jewish-Christian Dialogue of New Mexico, helping to start conversations across religions. Her website is www.AGoodGoodbye.com.