Before I begin this post in earnest, I must admit that I had to look up the difference between the words eulogy, elegy, and epitaph (not epitath!) while looking for the word that describes the inscription on a tombstone. For your interest, I have provided the definitions at the end of this post.
This past week as I was walking, thinking, and praying, I recalled how, in my 20′s, I enjoyed visiting the Union Cemetery in Hackettstown, NJ, learning from the gravestones. I particularly enjoyed the ones with advice for the living, and thought, I too would like to say something from the grave as well.