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Two expired parking meters mounted on the tombstone of Archie Arnold at the Scipio Cemetery on State Road 37 in Allen County, Indiana.


Expired! Expired! Expired!

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A pair of expired parking meters adorn Archie Arnold's tombstone at the Scipio Cemetery in rural Allen County's Scipio Township.

Mr. Arnold, who was born in 1920, and died in 1982, certainly had a sense of humor! He was dying from liver disease when he damaged two parking meters in a traffic accident. After paying to replace them, he asked to keep the damaged ones, which he repainted and kept for his grave.

He wrote them into his will, requiring his family to mount the expired parking meters on his headstone! The back of the tombstone, shown in my photograph, has a quote engraved upon it:

"Fear the Lord and tell the people what you want."

You can read more about Archie Arnold on Find a Grave.





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expired-1-medium-unframed 10x13 inch Unframed $350.00
expired-1-medium-framed 10x13 inch Framed $475.00
expired-1-large-unframed 15x20 inch Unframed $500.00
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