I came across this broken tombstone in Stewarton Churchyard.
It was erected by “Alex. Smith in memory of his father”.
It was the inscribed words, worn, broken and shattered, that stopped me.
The reverse side was partly obscured and the lettering even more worn by time,
but you can just read:
‘T H E G R E A T E S T M A N T H I S W O R L D . . . . ‘