Just some thoughts:
It is the common denominator.
Today we hear a lot about the haves and the have-nots. There is one thing that the haves and the have-nots share and will always have in common.
I had been in Indianapolis the evening before for a basketball game at Butler. Possibly the best place in the world to see a basketball game; I am sure I have a little bias there. Hinkle Fieldhouse is the oldest active basketball arena in the country. It was built in 1923 and is still to this day a great place to see a game. This morning as I was leaving the city, I pulled up to a stop light and looked over to my left and saw this sign, Crown Hill Cemetery. It is the resting place of an estimated 190,000 people.
Some very famous well known people are buried in Crown Hill Cemetery. The famous gangster and bank-robber, John Dillinger is buried there. The famous poet, James Whitcome Riley and one time, President Benjamin Harrison; and also there is Cannonball Baker. Cannonball was a famous name associated in the world of speed and motor cycle racing in the early 1900s’. Numerous other famous folks from Indiana are buried there. The one thing we all have in common with the haves and the have-nots is we will all die.
Do you know who the most important people buried in Crown Hill or any cemeteries are? The most important people buried in any cemetery are the ones we know.
“A sure cure for conceit is a visit to the cemetery,
where eggheads and boneheads get equal billing”
December 29, 2014