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: theater

My brother, Bill, was blessed with an incredible singing voice and a gift for acting.  As a child, he was very interested in performing.  So my parents let him audition and perform with our local theater company. And that meant … Continue reading

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5 condolences: thank yous

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 … Continue reading

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5 condolences: End of summer

As summer winds down, we greet the change of seasons with mixed emotions. We’re sad to see the warm days and carefree fun times end. And we’re anticipating the joys of fall, turning leaves, apple cider, crisp breezes, Halloween costumes. … Continue reading

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5 condolences: Football

The end of summer signals many new beginnings, and one of the more anticipated: kickoff. There is much ceremony in the first pitch of Opening Day, but it’s all pomp: the pitch is over in a flash. Not so for … Continue reading

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5 condolences: co-workers

Working alongside people you like to spend time with makes work feel less like…work. I am one of the lucky ones because I work at Legacy.com, where I am surrounded by people who are compassionate, thoughtful, funny, and supportive. And … Continue reading

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5 condolences: A toast!

We toast to commemorate happy times, big achievements, special days. And, of course, we toast to friends who have passed away. Today we share 5 condolence messages about toasts.

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5 condolences: Hair styles

When I was in high school, my hair was just about the most important thing in my life. It was the late ’80s, and big hair was a big deal. There was the wildly popular “mall hair,” those towering bangs … Continue reading

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5 condolences: Scouting

Scouting encourages boys and girls to take on a positive role in their community and to build life skills.  As a Girl Scout myself, I have fond memories of meetings, crafts and, of course, selling cookies!  I am proud my daughter is … Continue reading

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5 condolences: Twins

“There are two things in life for which we are never truly prepared: twins.” – Josh Billings, humorist The first few months of parenting twins comes with a mixture of joy, panic, exhaustion and bewilderment. My fraternal boy/girl twins are … Continue reading

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5 condolences: Hugs

Hugs! We hug to celebrate happy times and to get through tough times. We hug for hellos, for goodbyes, and for no reason at all. We cherish a loved one’s hugs, and we miss those hugs when they’re gone. Today … Continue reading

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