Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Frolicking with the Dead
A beautiful Fall day is perfect for a visit to one of my favorite places...Cleveland's Lakeview Cemetery, a glorious 285 acre park established in 1869 that is home to over 102,000 corpses!
Hercules and I wandered the tombs, crypts, and monuments while leaves of orange, yellow, and red floated lazily down from the canopy above.
You might expect that we were in a somber mood being men in our 40's. Au contraire, when we get together we usually behave like snickering teenage boys. On this outing the seemingly innocent names carved into stone got us chuckling.
At this point there was some back and forth banter reminiscent of these two fellows.
And then we found Anus, Pressed Wood(Ouch!), and Thomas "PEW" Robbins, who we decided died of excessive flatulence.
And then there was...
Good ol' Philpot.
Fannie Ruggles...she was a lumpy kind of girl.
Olive was a rude girl.
Henrietta Horsburgh was not a pretty girl in the least.
We were now laughing so boisterously that I felt a bit...
We were on the verge of hysteria when we discovered the potty humor all around us.
A trip to the cemetery need not be a solemn affair, it can truly be a dead man's party with the right perspective...and the right person beside you. The one that gets you.
Life's what you make it
Can't escape it...celebrate it...anticipate it...yesterday's favorite
Don't you hate it?
~Talk Talk 1986
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