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Saturday, 12 September 2015

Saturday Rave: The Finest Epitaph. Anon.

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Photo by David Wright

In the churchyard of St Mary's Church, Apsley, in Hertfordshire England, there is, or used to be (last time I looked I couldn't find it, but I hope it's still there) a modest tombstone. I can't remember the name of the person commemorated, but I'm almost certain it's a woman. 

On this tombstone is engraved the finest possible epitaph to any life.

It reads, quite simply:


She done her best


Thing To Do Today: our best. The word best comes from the Old English betst.






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