Many years ago, when rocks were new and I was a teen, I went to a keg party that was held far out in the country.Like most teenage boys, (back then) I drank until I passed out.That's when my friends thought of a way to have fun at my expense.
When I awoke about midday the following morning I found myself in a very old, long forgotten graveyard.I was lying in a sunken grave, surrounded by waist-high weeds, and with my head resting on a gravestone.
To this day, I remember what was written on that stone in letters that appeared to have been chiseled by hand.
REMEMBER ME AS YOU PASS BY
AS YOU ARE NOW SO ONCE WAS I
AS I AM NOW YOU SOON SHALL BE
PREPARE FOR DEATH AND FOLLOW ME
I was angry at my friends, but I did stop drinking for many years and when I did take another drink I was very careful not to get too much.The guys that performed this prank did not intend to change my life forever, but they did.Thanks to them I have lived long enough to become a husband, father, and grandfather.Some of them didn't.