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The Tombstone of a Dedicated Scrabble Player

Paul G. Lind of Portland, Oregon loved to play Scrabble. When he passed away, his friends and family erected this custom tombstone that shows in Scrabble form what they remembered most about him. Lind now rests beneath this monument at the Lone Fir Cemetery in southeastern Portland. A year ago, after vandals defaced the tombstone, local Scrabble players held a tournament to raise money for its restoration.

It's an unusual tombstone, but one of only several in that cemetery. A 2009 article in the Portland Tribune describes others:

At Lone Fir, an artist is buried underground in a paint can.

And a bartender has a large concrete urn beside his grave from which he and friends used to drink, until he died in 1883.

And a man's laser-etched granite headstone depicts a drag racing funny car and the words, 'Gone home to horsepower heaven.'

-via TYWKIWDBI | Photo: The Stone Saver


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