Humorous or serious – what would you write for your epitaph?
Compose several brief epitaphs for yourself — the headlines you’d like to see on your headstone. Think of them as messages to future generations that convey how you want to be remembered. And then. . . write a story that explains why the epitaph is appropriate.
You could also write this for your fictional character.
Here are some ideas:
He Was Happiest When He Was Young. Strongest When He Was Old.
Family First, Last, and Always
I’d Rather Be Smelling the Roses (Than Lying Underneath Them)
Wish I Had It All to Do Over Again (So I Could Do It All the Same but Better)
From Family Tales, Family Wisdom — How to gather the stories of a lifetime and share them with your family, by Dr. Robert U. Akeret with Daniel Klein