Category Archives: Five Condolences

Legacy.com reviews one million condolence messages each month. In our “5 Condolences” series, we highlight messages with a common theme.

Donating life

Did you know that one organ donor can save up to 8 lives? Although there are more than 100 million Americans signed up to be donors, 18 people die each day while waiting for an organ transplant.  In honor of … Continue reading

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5 condolences: Passover

This weekend marked the beginning of Passover, one of the most widely observed Jewish holidays.  Celebrated for 7-8 days, it commemorates the emancipation of Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt.  On the first night of Passover, families gather for a … Continue reading

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Jan Berenstain’s Message of Kindness

The first Berenstain Bears book was published in 1962.  In the years since, more than 340 books have been published in the series. In 2005, Stan Berenstain passed away at age 82 and Legacy.com posted an obituary and Guest Book.  … Continue reading

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Sharing Spencer’s Story

Legacy.com has more than 10 million newspaper obituaries in our database.  You might think we’ve seen and read it all.  But we’re regularly reminded that we haven’t.  The latest reminder came in the form of an obituary written by a … Continue reading

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5 condolences: Toys

My little niece is coming up on her first birthday in a couple weeks… and I am trying hard to resist the compulsion to spend $8000 on toys for her. But it’s not easy! I love classic toys, and I … Continue reading

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5 condolences: funny memories

When my family gathers together, one of our favorite things to do is talk about  funny moments we’ve shared.  There are some stories that get told time after time, and that seem to get funnier with each telling – the time … Continue reading

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5 condolences: Comfort food

The holidays have long since passed, and here in Illinois, cold weather has set in (after a slow start with a weirdly warm December). In the kitchen, that can only mean one thing… it’s time for comfort food. For me, … Continue reading

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5 condolences: Cowboys and cowgirls

I grew up in Delhi, a small farming town in California’s central valley.  Many of the older residents moved to Delhi during the dust bowl era from the old “Wild West” states of Oklahoma , Texas, and Kansas.  And maybe … Continue reading

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5 condolences: rituals

My 12 year old son, Brett, loves routines and rituals – things he can expect and depend on day after day, year after year.  This week, we’re enjoying one of his favorite rituals – a holiday he calls “Christmastime Again” … Continue reading

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5 condolences: Christmas

I love Christmas every year, but this year is particularly special – it’s my 9-month-old niece’s first Christmas. I haven’t had this much fun shopping for Christmas presents since back in the days when I was still doing it with … Continue reading

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