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Legolam

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Did you know that the inscription on JRRT's tombstone reads Beren, and on his childhood sweetheart's (sorry, can't remember her name), it reads Luthien?

It's the only clue to non-Tolkienites who's final resting place is there - the greatest ever author. Apparently he always thought of himself and his wife as Beren and Luthien, his greatest love story.

I just found that out, and thought it was so touching that I would post it! :)
 

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Tolkien's wife was called Edith (nee Bratt), and they had been married for 55 years (Mar22 1916 to Nov29 1971).

I agree completely with your sentiments.
 

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