Nancy Kerlin Barnett is buried in the middle of a county road in Indiana. When her grandson heard there were plans of demolishing her grave to build the road, he camped out with a shotgun for weeks to protect it, and they built the road around her.
Oh, God, I’m a cliché,” he said in despair. “Why do I care? If Dad decides he hates me because I’m not straight, he’s not worth the pain, right?”
“Don’t look at me,” said Jace. “My adoptive father was a mass murderer. And I still worried about what he thought. It’s what we’re programmed to do. Your dad always seemed pretty great by comparison.”
“Sure, he likes you,” said Alec. “You’re heterosexual and have low expectations of father figures.”
“I think they’ll probably put that on my gravestone. ‘He Was Heterosexual and Had Low Expectations.’
Thomas Jefferson’s tombstone lists several of his greatest accomplishments, but leaves out the fact that he was President of the United States.
Jefferson wrote out specific instructions for a monument to be erected at his grave site, and described the exact text to be displayed by saying:
“On the faces of the Obelisk the following inscription, & not a word more
HERE WAS BURIED THOMAS JEFFERSON AUTHOR OF THE DECLARATION OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE OF THE STATUTE OF VIRGINIA FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND FATHER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA.
because by these, as testimonials that I have lived, I wish most to be remembered.”
He died months later, on the 4th of July, 1826 - coincidentally the same exact day John Adams died. Adams’ last words were “Thomas Jefferson survives,” which was incorrect, because he’d died 5 hours prior.
Nokhur Cemetery is located in the isolated village of Nokhur, Turkmenistan. The majority of the gravestones are adorned with the horns of a mountain goat. It is believed that they ward off evil spirits and guide the soul of the deceased into heaven.