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.

5 condolences: birthday parties

I have never been able to resist a birthday party. Every year, especially now as I get ever-closer to 40, I think, “Hmm, maybe I shouldn’t do a party this year – I’ll just invite a few of my best … Continue reading

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5 condolences: Pearl Harbor survivors

In recognition of the 70th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor, we pause to reflect and to share 5 condolence messages for Pearl Harbor survivors:

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5 condolences: Unforgettable memories

People often write in our Guest Books about things they’ll never forget about the deceased – a warm smile, a welcoming hug, a twinkle in her eye, the smell of his cologne.  And sometimes they share some unexpected memories that … Continue reading

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5 condolences: In your honor

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the U.S., a day when we might remember loved ones we’ve lost by offering a toast to their memory – or by eating one of their favorite foods in their honor. It’s a favorite way to … Continue reading

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5 condolences: Uncles

On April 15th, 2010, I became an uncle for the first time. Luke Christopher is the first grandson to my wife’s parents, and our first nephew. After spending only a few short hours with him, both in the hospital after … Continue reading

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5 condolences: Veterans

With Veterans Day approaching, we pause to honor all veterans as we share condolence messages for veterans from five of America’s wars:

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5 condolences: Caretakers

A caretaker can be so much more than someone who helps with baths and medicines. As the name implies, they care – and they bestow attention and, often, affection as a life comes to its close. Whether the caretaker is a family member … Continue reading

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5 condolences: Halloween

When I was a kid, I thought Halloween was one of the greatest holidays ever invented – you get to dress up in funny clothes and everyone hands you candy. What’s not to love about that? I have fond memories … Continue reading

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5 condolences: Aunts and nieces

A little over seven months ago, I became an aunt for the first time… and I discovered just how much you can love a kid who isn’t even your own. My niece Ruby is, in my humble opinion, absolutely the … Continue reading

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5 condolences: Playing dress-up

When I was a kid, my Grandma Betty had the most wonderful thing in her basement rec room – a trunk filled to the brim with her clothes from when she was a young woman in the 1930s, ’40s and … Continue reading

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