Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday Funny - Ouija Tombstone

Headstone for Elijah Jefferson Bond
 patentee of the ouija board
 Baltimore, Maryland

Geneabloggers has a new blog prompt!

"To participate in Friday Funny, post anything genealogy related that makes you smile or laugh. It could be anything from funny epitaphs, census entries, photographs or family stories. Let's start the weekend with a smile and a laugh."

Let Jennie of They Came To Montana know if you have posted a "Funny".


  1. that is hysterical. Thanks for playing along.

  2. WoW! This is really funny! Imagine that!

  3. My 15-year-old self wants to go leave a planchette there so people can ask Elijah questions.

    "Can I go to hell for playing 'light as a feather, stiff as a board'? Will I pass my math test?"

    "B O T H U N L I K E L Y"

  4. I love this one! I wonder if the Parker Brothers in Salem, Massachusetts have headstones shaped like Monopoly boards? or maybe Clue boards?...

  5. Heather, what a great question! I check on Find A Grave and no interesting headstone! Would have been a fun idea.

  6. Deb, what a great follow up! Now I know that George Swinnerton Parker is buried at Harmony Grove, where half my family is buried. Very cool.

  7. Heather, glad you could use the info!