My favourite gravestone

In Mount Hope cemetery in Kitchener-Waterloo, where I walk our dog.

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The text reads "Mourn not the dead, but rather mourn the apathetic throng who sees the world's great anguish and its wrongs yet dare not speak."

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  1. Sounds like there’s quite a story there. He must have been an interesting person.

  2. He does sound like an interesting person – but I know nothing else about him at all. And neither does Google, although it does tell me that the quotation is from a contemporary – labour activist and Wobbly Ralph Chaplin (1887 to 1961).

  3. Tom, forgive my intrusive question, but your name is familar to me as is the locale. Could we have met at Sybase a few years back?

  4. We could indeed – and I’m still there. Good to hear from you.

  5. The words made me smile, Tom, but for different reasons than your own I think 🙂

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