Claim: Epitaph on headstone in Montreal cemetery forms an unflattering acrostic.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2001]
Were you able to spot the real sentiment? If not, scroll down. This is an actual stone in Mount Royal Cemetery located in the center of Montreal. The St. Joseph Oratory is visible in the background at top right. With friends like
Origins: The images shown above
are indeed photographs of the headstone that marked the spot where John Laird McCaffery
Who penned Mr. McCaffery’s unusual epitaph, and why, was something of a mystery. The
The cryptic message occurred to the monument maker after he finished sandblasting it into stone. “Afterwards, as I’m done, I’m looking at it and I’m like, ‘Wow.’ I noticed it just like that,” says John, whose full name won’t be published here for professional reasons. “This guy’s
Last updated: 10 March 2016
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