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Claim: Epitaph on headstone in Montreal cemetery forms an unflattering acrostic.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2001]
Origins: The pictures shown above are indeed photographs of the headstone marking the spot where John Laird McCaffery
Who penned Mr. McCaffery's unusual epitaph, and why, is something of a mystery. The
The cryptic message occurred to the monument maker after he finished sandblasting it into stone. "Afterwards, as I'm done, I'm looking at it and I’m like, 'Wow.' I noticed it just like that," says John, whose full name won’t be published here for professional reasons. "This guy'sLast updated: 21 September 2006
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