“If it’s worth doing, it’s worth overdoing.”

That was T’s motto, or would have been if he’d started having a motto. And now it’s commemorated.

Boot Hill got its sign.

It is appropriately – and massively – overdone. 😀

And I could be wrong, but I don’t think it’s going anywhere.

In the fullness of time I will rest under its afternoon shadow. You can see that it’s there from the road, but it’s really not there to announce itself to tourists…


It faces away from the road, toward the Gulch.

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10 Responses to “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth overdoing.”

  1. Claire says:

    Wow. That is just PERFECT. Well done, gulchers. T would be proud.

  2. AnnArborBoi says:

    I always imagined you as a cremation sort of person but this is in charactor too. Nice place.

  3. czechsix says:

    Now that, there….that is a fine resting place. Quite refreshing to see one that’s well maintained also.

  4. Joel says:

    AAB, any people buried there must be cremated by law. It’s kind of a dumb law, there are dogs the size of calves buried there, but that’s the way it is. We cremated T and everybody who follows will get the same treatment.

    And full disclosure requires me to add that Neighbor L is responsible for the sign and all the grave decoration.

  5. patrick jay fowler says:

    Nice job… Patrick

  6. Norman says:

    Well done, and may the fence never have to be moved outward.

    (On a side note, I was surprised a few years back to observe that while spouses of those buried at Arlington do qualify for burial there, with similar but lesser honors, it’s done double-stack. Understandable, given the finiteness of the space.)

  7. Joel says:

    double-stack

    Makes sense, I suppose. I didn’t know that.

    And nobody has to hear them argue about who’s on top…

  8. Kentucky says:

    Begs all kinds of questions.

    Is the initial vault buried deep enough to allow for another on top or does the whole thing have to be removed so a deeper one can be installed? Are there special vaults to hold two coffins double-stacked, or what? And who, in fact, winds up “on top”?

  9. Zelda says:

    Neighbor L did a wonderful job, can’t imagine the skills it took. No doubt at all that T really likes it.

  10. ~Qjay says:

    Double stack?

    What about polygamous marriages?
    Or just widowed soldiers who remarried a few times?
    Could get crowded…

To the stake with the heretic!