Friday, June 15, 2012

Friday Funny~ I Enjoy My Taphophilia

First let me start off by saying as a RN, I find it funny that e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. we do, say, don't do, do too much, do too little seems to have the philia or phobia words attached to it. I also am afflicted with biophilia, iconophilia, technophilia, and many others HA! The other reference, like taphophile or taphophilia, is Tombstone Tourist.

When walking around, photographing and reading the headstones I come across the kindest of words, loving father, devoted mother, supportive friend. Photographs, trinkets and angels left behind as a mark someone had been there. There is a local 'trash man' who died and on his birthday his family leaves him a can of coke and his favorite candy bar, during football season his favorite team, OU Sooners, will have a presence at his side by way of flag or ornament.

Then you come across people like Mr. Wise, he was a teacher at Monroe, Oklahoma school. Most of us remember our teachers with a stern, staunch face or a scowl across their brow. It seems Mr. Wise had a sense of humor and as you can see by his 'book' headstone and what you read up on the back, he was always right !!

Happy Hunting,



  1. Love Mr. Wise's classroom rules! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you for coming by! I agree, Mr Wise was right :D

  2. This is such a great post...Thank you. Made me giggle.

  3. Personal Note to you:

    I shared your post this morning on my FB Page. :D