Cemetery Headstone “I Told You I Was Sick”
Epitaphs are last words or thoughts left behind to perpetuate a lasting impression… and boy do they! Some of which are nothing less than humorous as seen in the photo to the left. The most famous Key West epitaph “I told you I was sick!” was left for us by B.P. Roberts (better known as Pearl) who died in 1979.
Key West offers a FREE Self-Guided Tour brochure available below the historical marker at the main entrance to the cemetery. Below is one that says “I’m just resting my eyes” are the last words of Gloria Russell located above B.P. Roberts in the same crypt. Both of these are #36 on the self-guided tour map.
To leave an epitaph about yourself is one thing, but to include a famous person in yours is just weird as in this one from #48 on the tour map is Edwina Lariz who claims that she was a “Devoted Fan Of Singer Julio Iglesias”… I guess so to put that on your headstone you’d have to be! Look, these people wouldn’t have written them if they didn’t want us to talk about them… they weren’t written to be overlooked. If you’ve enjoyed these tombstone tidbits then please pass them along to others who might enjoy reading and learning more about Key West’s unique final resting place. PS – I’ve got plenty more so don’t you dare creep out on me!