A TR by any name is just as sweet?
May 6, 2014 9:37 AM Subscribe
My father was a fan of Teddy Roosevelt; he moved to Oyster Bay in Long Island and got a big kick out of the fact that TR was co closely associated with the town.
He died a year ago. Because of this
, I added the following on his footstone under his name &c.:
A light has gone out of our lives—TR.
The cemetery, though, says it doesn’t allow references by name (including initials) to anyone other than the deceased on the footstone. They’re asking me to tell them what TR stands for; if it stands for Teddy Roosevelt, it’s off. It apparently turns, absurdly, on my subjective intent of what TR means.
I’d like help from the MF community coming up things I can tell t I can tell the cemetery deciders that TR stands for.
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