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Calvin Jones was born and reared in a small Midwestern community. He never married and led a remarkedly modest life. Still, the time came when he
enjoyed a degree of notoriety as the town's oldest citizen. Then came the day when he died, and the local newspaper editor thought his death deserved
a proper notice, but he couldn't think of anything to write: no scandals, no special accomplishments, no relatives. His friend, the tombstone
proprietor was facing the same challenge.
The editor decided ultimately to give the assignment to the first staff member he encountered. That turned out to be the sports editor. Here's the
caption he wrote that's inscribed on Calvin's tombstone:
Here lie the bones of Calvin Jones,
For him life held no terrors.
He lived as a bachelor. He died as a bachelor.
No hits, no runs, no errors.
Received from Steve Anderson.