Dollopween 20: Grave but not grave

This gravestone is The Dollop. Right here, right now, in Nevada.

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This gravestone marker is from the Goldfield Pioneer Cemetery in Goldfield, Nevada. It marks the grave of the “Unknown Library Paste Man” who was a starving vagrant who dug up a tub of library paste out of the trash and consumed enough to be a lethal dose. In addition to the flour and water, the paste contained small amounts of alum, which is poisonous when consumed in large doses.

This gentleman is also, clearly, a Rube:


Meter reader, meter flaunter, or punster?


“On vacation–hold mail”.


I think mine should be book-related, like “The Butler Did It”. Taking suggestions. No worry, we have about fifty years to figure out the best choice. We’ll workshop it.

About Carla

This Bluestocking bookworm is your friendly Dollop web-wrangler and digital library curator. In other words, pay no attention to that woman behind the curtain. I'm just here to John Nash all this stuff together. It's all about connections. IT'S ALL CONNECTED. I live atop a mountain, geographically isolated for the protection of others. Yes, an American mountain.