Lay the green sod o'er me
carve my name in stone
lay the green sod o'er me
the soldier has come home.
Barry Sadler (1940-1989)
American Singer, Soldier and Songwriter
Human memory is a marvelous but fallacious instrument.
The memories which lie within us are not carved in stone;
not only do they tend to become erased as the years go by,
but often they change,
or even increase by incorporating extraneous features.
Primo Levi (1919-1987)
Italian Author, Writer and Chemist
Carve not upon a stone when I am dead,
The praises which remorseful mourners give;
To women's graves - a tardy recompense,
But speak them while I live.
Elizabeth Akers Allen