Only people with dirty minds would even notice the profanity message on this tombstone!
I think this is so clever! The family of the late Steven Paul Owens is facing backlash for the profanity message engraved on his tombstone.
The epitaph says “Forever in our hearts, until we meet again, cherished memories, known as our son, brother, father, papa, uncle, friend & cousin.” Beautiful, right? So what’s the big fuss?! Well, the letters of each phrase spell out “F*** Off!”
According to KCCI, family member Lindsay Owens, “It was definitely his term of endearment.”
Now, I could see if they just wrote out “F*** Off” on the tombstone (which, I’m sure wouldn’t be possible) why everyone would be upset, but it’s really not a blatant message. I say that anyone who doesn’t know the family and notices the hidden message on the tombstone has a dirty mind to even pick up on it!
So who’s upset about it? KCCI noted that, “Cemetery staff say they’ve been against the headstone from the beginning. They say the profanity has no place where loved ones laid to rest for eternity.” I say, if they’re SO offended, then don’t look at the epitaph when you walk past it.
Let’s hope the family doesn’t have to get a new one made because of this. You can see the tombstone in question and hear more from the family of Steven Owens in the KCCI video below.
The “F” word is my favorite dirty word, so I hope that one of my family members will come up with a clever way to incorporate it on MY tombstone! Maybe I’ll have to put specific instructions in my will. That’ll give them a good laugh when I’m gone. I would love to be burried in a sunflower field (note to self… buy a sunflower field before I die)! In the meantime, while I’m still alive, you can check out my take on other stories here.