After sharing condolences in an obituary Guest Book, people sometimes wonder whether the family reads their condolence letters and what they think of them. From reading countless messages of thanks, I can assure you that families greatly appreciate the thoughts and memories that people share in their loved ones’ Guest Books. Here is a brief sample of the many thank you notes we’ve received and posted:
1. To everyone who took the time to write their feelings about Stan, I want you to know that I have printed every page and will add it ,to the guest book that also was written in at the Lakewood Inn. My heart is full of your kindness. Whenever I get down in the dumps I am going to bring out all of these pages and read them over and over again. [Published in Morning Sentinel]
2. Sincere gratitude to everyone who has taken the time to sign the guest book. It is comforting to read all the nice comments and memories about Allen, and I feel certain his parents will appreciate it more than you can ever know. Thank you. (Allen’s sister) [Published in Knoxville News Sentinel]
3. Hello Mommy, It’s wierd how writing to you “HERE”, ,keeps me feeling close to you & I DO feel you are aware! Maybe that is part of what the “GUEST book” messages do for some of us..provides the ability to continue on… [Published in The Concord Monitor]
4. I want to thank each of you that has left a message on the guest book in remembrance of Tom. I don’t have the majority of your addresses or emails so the best I can do is hope you check this site at least one more time and know that I thank you from the bottom of my heart and so do all the members of our family. It meant the world to us to hear your memories and praises of a man that we love with all our heart and will miss dearly until we are together again. Thank you all again so very very much. [Published in Houston Chronicle]
5. Thanks for signing the guestbook. It helps me to hear your memories of Stephen. [Published in The Courier-Journal]
Legacy.com reviews one million condolence messages each month. Each week, we highlight 5 condolences with a common theme.