Harmless and Useful

Is it weird to have a favourite gravestone? Maybe this is what comes of living near an old church.

"HERE Lyeth the Body of John Brettell late Minster of the Gospel who departed this life June 2nd 1796 aged 64 (?)
He was harmlefs and useful in this life
And his end was peace"
What a lovely old tombstone. Great colour and preservation.
posted January 12th, 2017  
I love this - fabulous inscription. I have a favourite tombstone too, near where I worked for a while in Bunhill Fields, London. I shall have to go and see if I can find it again after all these years!
posted January 12th, 2017  
I love old tombstones, there's something inspiring about them.
posted January 12th, 2017  
Claudia, I think that is lovely. What better way to be remembered! I do not know why I have not been following you - remedied now
posted January 12th, 2017  
Quite an epitaph, i wonder if he had a hand in wring it himself.
posted January 12th, 2017  
@quietpurplehaze wow thanks! I love your photos, especially your portraits.
@laroque maybe true! I wouldn't be opposed to being remembered as harmless and useful
posted January 12th, 2017  

Thank you - I specially love portraits
posted January 12th, 2017  
@casablanca it would be great to see it, there must be many good ones in London given all that's happened there over the millennia!
posted January 13th, 2017  
Very old graves
posted January 14th, 2017  
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