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Tombstone Tuesday: One foot In...

Posted by Renee Tuesday, October 13, 2009

While attending a family reunion in Missouri, we took an excursion to visit a small family cemetery near Webb City. As we strolled among the gravestones, our host, Aunt Esther, reminisced about the various folks interred there. Pointing out one humble plot, Aunt Esther remarked, “That's where your Great-grandma Effie and her leg are buried.” She went on to explain, “Effie lost her leg to gangrene, and she had it buried in her plot. Poor dear – she went around for years telling people she already had one foot in the grave.”

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  1. dustbunny8 Says:
  2. Sounds like Effie had a good sense of humor!That's a family story to be proud of! Thanks for sharing it!

  3. Renee Zamora Says:
  4. I love that story...got a good chuckle from it.

  5. hummer Says:
  6. I love that story. Sounds like she was a woman of humor and character.
    Thanks for sharing.