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Cemetery rejects profane gravestone inscription
upi ^ | May 9, 2013

Posted on 05/10/2013 1:33:22 AM PDT by JoeProBono

LYNN, Mass. Commissioners of a Massachusetts cemetery said they rejected a proposed grave stone inscription due to the inclusion of profanity.

The Pine Grove Cemetery commission in Lynn voted 6-0 to bar Sonny Santiago's family from inscribing his grave stone with lines of verse he wrote that include profanity, The Daily Item, Lynn, reported Thursday.

Santiago died in a motor vehicle crash Feb. 23 at the age of 23.

"You gonna remember the damn name, I give a [expletive] if I die with no damn friends, I got my fam by my side and that's until the end," the proposed inscription reads.

The family said they have submitted an alternate poem by Santiago for the grave stone and commissioners did not raise any objections to the profanity-free verse.


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KEYWORDS: gravestone

1 posted on 05/10/2013 1:33:22 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Oh well!


2 posted on 05/10/2013 1:43:55 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Obama is the Chicken Little of politics)
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To: JoeProBono
"You gonna remember the damn name, I give a [expletive] if I die with no damn friends, I got my fam by my side and that's until the end," the proposed inscription reads.

But... that's just so [expletive] beautiful.

3 posted on 05/10/2013 1:45:03 AM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: JoeProBono

Sounds like just the kind of crap Barry Obama would want on his.


4 posted on 05/10/2013 1:45:18 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: JoeProBono

Yo yo yo

Sounds like he was some sort of gansta’ - or something

Saw some pics - not sure if him

Given what he wrote


5 posted on 05/10/2013 1:49:55 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Viennacon

Well we would have a hard time with *what* name ...

Steve Dunham?
Barry Dunham?
Barry Soetero?
Barack Hussein Obama?


6 posted on 05/10/2013 1:51:47 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: JoeProBono
"You gonna remember the damn name,"

Nope, I forgotten it.

"I give a [expletive] if I die with no damn friends,"

Don't you mean don't give a... ?

"I got my fam by my side and that's until the end,"

You ended, bro. Sho 'nuff.

7 posted on 05/10/2013 2:04:16 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: JoeProBono

Here lies Sonny, he thought he was smoove as honey...

But he done been hit by a car, and a million years, he’ll be tar...


8 posted on 05/10/2013 2:09:12 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

I think dat boy dun flunk engklich....


9 posted on 05/10/2013 2:37:19 AM PDT by jimsin
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To: F15Eagle

Oh, that’s easy. Just inscribe the name ‘Legion’.

That should cover all of the possibilities.


10 posted on 05/10/2013 2:42:19 AM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: JoeProBono

And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle.
Life’s but a walking shadow


11 posted on 05/10/2013 4:09:55 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: Jeff Winston

Santiago has combined the classicism of Robert Burns with a subtle hint of gansta rap. It’s a classic, fo’ sure.


12 posted on 05/10/2013 4:13:13 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Flick Lives

A head stone in my home town’s little cemetery reads:

“Been here and gone.
Had a good time.”


13 posted on 05/10/2013 4:28:48 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Flick Lives

When you entombed in men’s eyes shall lie.
Your monument shall be my gentle verse,
Which eyes not yet created shall o’er-read,
And tongues to be your being shall rehearse
When all the breathers of this world are dead.


14 posted on 05/10/2013 4:32:42 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: JoeProBono

Santiago is now in the right place.


15 posted on 05/10/2013 4:56:50 AM PDT by Patriot365
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Oh, c’mon! Shakespeare is just some dead white guy.


17 posted on 05/10/2013 5:10:55 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: JoeProBono; All
And just after he died:
Lynn Item Feb 27, 2013
Funeral plans fight leads to hostage situation in Lynn

Originally Published on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 By Cyrus Moulton / The Daily Item

LYNN — A fight over funeral arrangements for an ex-boyfriend who died in a car accident led to a hostage situation and $1,000 cash bail for a man charged with kidnapping, according to court documents.

In a report on the incident, Lynn Police Officer John Clem wrote that the alleged victim was going to meet with the mother of Sonny Santiago on Monday morning to attend to his funeral details. Santiago died Saturday from injuries suffered when the car he was driving collided with a landscaping company truck on Essex Street.

The victim told police her intended involvement in the funeral arrangements upset the defendant, identified as Star Allen Johnson, 21, of 9 Landers St., whom she said repeatedly ordered her not to go.

“When the victim went to leave the apartment, the defendant physically blocked her from leaving and held her by the arms, preventing her from moving,” Clem’s report states.

Police reported going to the Landers Street address at 8:08 a.m. Monday on reports of a possible hostage situation, possibly involving a gun, according to Lynn Police Officer Michael Crosby.

More at link

18 posted on 05/10/2013 5:32:44 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: JoeProBono

There is a well-known verse in the area:

Lynn, Lynn,
The City of Sin
You never come out
The way you went in.

About 20 years ago, the Mayor of Lynn tried to change the image. So he plastered Billboards all over town that said:

“LYNN, LYNN, CITY OF PRIDE.”

I had a gig in Lynn and The Mayor was a guest. He asked me what I thought of the Billboards, and I said,

“Pride is a SIN! In fact it’s one of the SEVEN DEADLY SINS!”

Hizzonah was NOT amused.


19 posted on 05/10/2013 5:53:32 AM PDT by left that other site ((Ban the ubiquitous and deadly solvent, Di-hydrogen monoxide!!!))
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To: left that other site

20 posted on 05/10/2013 6:32:38 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

They should have listened to her!


21 posted on 05/10/2013 7:31:17 AM PDT by left that other site ((Ban the ubiquitous and deadly solvent, Di-hydrogen monoxide!!!))
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To: JoeProBono

There is a tombstone in an old cemetary in Houston that cracked me up but I don’t think anyone meant to be funny.

It is a very large stone with only one word on it, the family last name, no first names no date just ......................

DORMANT

snort))))))))):)


22 posted on 05/10/2013 7:50:03 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: JoeProBono

LOL! We always said behind my mother in laws back, that we ere going to put that on her tombstone. We didn’t but we talked about it.


23 posted on 05/10/2013 7:52:57 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: JoeProBono

“You gonna remember the d**n name, I give a f**k if I die

with no d**n friends, I got my fam by my side and that’s until the end.”

24 posted on 05/15/2013 2:38:14 PM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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