President George W Bush, for all his other failings, had some things about him that made us all chuckle. While our current president is known for his intellect. Bush was known for his political tap dancing as well as his outrageous butchering of the English language. He gave us something new to laugh about each and every day of his time in office.
Some of the more noted, and notable public hangings of language and intelligence are these:
We knew Bush was special even before his inauguration. We determined that he has some unique thought processes long before we even set him into office based on this quote during an interview process that he was going through
“Then I went for a run with the other dog and just walked. And I started thinking about a lot of things. I was able to – I can’t remember what it was. Oh, the inaugural speech, started thinking through that.” Bush in his interview– pre-inaugural–which he gave to U.S. News & World Report
Upon considering what the United States needed, Bush determined that part of it was education and of course, to be more hopefuller…
“I want it to be said that the Bush administration was a results-oriented administration, because I believe the results of focusing our attention and energy on teaching children to read and having an education system that’s responsive to the child and to the parents, as opposed to mired in a system that refuses to change, will make America what we want it to be – a more literate country and a hopefuller country.” Jan. 2001 As a Nebraska resident, I particularly enjoyed this one:”It’s important for young men and women who look at the Nebraska champs to understand that quality of life is more than just blocking shots.” -George W. Bush made this brilliant commentary to the University of Nebraska volleyball team for women who were the 2001 national champions, on May 31, 2001
He was always known as a man who would promote literacy too… at all costs.”You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.” This one too, was spoken in a meeting in the early parts of 2001, notably not his best year.
Bush understood what it took to be a small business owner and to work hard for his money too, and proved it time and again. He really gave some insights into that during a speaking engagement with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
“A lot of times in the rhetoric, people forget the facts. And the facts are that thousands of small businesses – Hispanically owned or otherwise – pay taxes at the highest marginal rate.”
He was also aware that some of what he said wasn’t quite grammatically correct and in fact, called attention to it
“I’ve coined new words, like, misunderstanding and Hispanically.” Radio & Television Correspondents dinner 2001.
Bush was, arguably, one of the most interesting presidents of our time. Not always correct in grammar or in his actions, however he was highly entertaining in so many ways. Hope you enjoyed the quotes.
Wadzanai Nenzou Is A Writer And Owner Of Inspirational Quotes Change Lives Website. She Is interested In Politics. For More On Presidents Go To Her Website http://www.inspirational-quotes-change-lives.com/presidentialquotes.html
When suddenly faced with the death of a loved one and the myriad of decisions about final arrangements, memorial service details, burial or cremation, etc., it is often difficult to sit and think well about what to put on a memorial stone or cremation urn as an epitaph to commemorate a loved one’s life. Here are some standard formatting options and ideas for headstone and urn inscriptions to start you on the right track.
Standard Inscription Format:
In Loving Memory
January 1, 1943 – December 31, 1999
Other first lines:
In Fondest Memory Of
In Treasured Memory Of
In Honored Memory Of
In Cherished Memory Of
Happy Memories Of
Other epitaph date formats:
1/1/43 – 12/31/99
1/1/1943 – 12/31/1999
Jan. 1, 1943 – Dec. 31, 1999
1943 – 1999
Often a short epitaph, 2-15 words in length, will be engraved below the dates. See below for list of short epitaphs. The format would then look like this:
In Loving Memory
January 1, 1943 – December 31, 1999
Faithful Wife, Loving Mother
Engraving a middle name:
John D. Doe
John David Doe
Engraving a nickname:
John “Jack” Doe
Bible Verses for Headstone or Urn Inscription:
(For more Scripture verses fit for an epitaph, click here.)
Love is patient, love is kind.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
God is our refuge and our strength.
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases.
Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. (NIV)
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. (ESV)
He gives His beloved sleep.
The Lord bless thee and keep thee;
The Lord make His face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon thee and give thee peace.
And so we will be with the Lord forever.
We live by faith, not by sight.
Short Epitaph Poems for Headstone or Urn Inscription:
You are not forgotten, loved one
Nor will you ever be
As long as life and memory last
We will remember thee
Memory is a lovely lane,
Where hearts are ever true,
A lane I so often travel down,
Because it leads to you.
His charming ways and smiling face,
Are a pleasure to recall,
He had a kindly word for each,
And died beloved by all.
A silent thought, a secret tear,
Keeps his memory ever dear.
Time eases the edge of grief,
Memory turns back every leaf.
Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best thought, by day or by night
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.
Be still, my soul: the hour is hastening on
When we shall be forever with the Lord.
When disappointment, grief and fear are gone,
Sorrow forgot, love’s purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul: when change and tears are past
All safe and blessèd we shall meet at last.
Though absent you are very near
Still loved, still missed, and very dear
There is a link death cannot sever,
Love and remembrance last forever
Remembered always with love sincere
Memories keep him ever near
You still live on in the hearts and minds
Of the loving family you left behind
Rock of Ages, cleft for me
Let me hide myself in Thee
Short Epitaphs for Headstone or Urn Inscription:
Loving Father, Husband, Brother, and Friend
Loving Mother, Wife, Sister, and Friend
Faithful and Loving Husband
Faithful and Loving Wife
Sadly Missed, Lovingly Remembered
Forever Remembered, Forever Missed
Safe In the Arms of Jesus
Asleep In Jesus
He, Being Dead, Yet Speaketh (Hebrews 11:4)
Absent From the Body, Present With the Lord
In God’s Care
I Know My Redeemer Lives
We Love You Always
He Loved and Was Loved
In the Cross of Christ I Glory
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
Blessed Are the Dead That Die In the Lord
In His Keeping
In God’s Hand
Forever In Our Hearts
Though Gone From Sight To Memory Dear
Until We Meet Again
Safe At Last the Harbour Past
Forever In Our Thoughts
Rest In Peace
May He Rest In Peace
May She Rest In Peace
Peace At Last
If you are searching for an urn to engrave, Urns Northwest offers a wide variety of wood and other cremation urns which can be engraved with a personalized inscription.
Daniel Szczesniak is manager for retail cremation urn website Urns Northwest.