April 24, 2024
Montpelier, US 33 F

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A Vermont Headstone with an Odd Story to Tell!

Everyone has a story to tell in death as in life. Walk through any old Vermont cemetery or graveyard and step back in history.

If your journeys take you to the town of Pownal, VT, you may come across a cemetery that contains a headstone with the following inscription:

Here lies as silent clay
Miss Arabella Young
Who on the 21st of May 1771
Began to hold her tongue

Times were simpler generations ago. Vermonters always being a creative and thinking people, often chronicled their life here on their grave stones. Many of these inscriptions are typical of the Vermont wit and sarcasm that exists even into today. Wonderfully unique and original even into eternity.

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