Category Archives: Life at Legacy.com

Legacy.com team members share a behind-the-scenes look at who we are, what we do and why.

Mistresses not welcome

A recent Ethicist column in New York Times Magazine caught our attention: “The Mistress at the Funeral.” In it, a reader explains that he recently lost a good friend. In his final weeks of life, the friend told him that … Continue reading

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Innovation

We are proud to share the news that Legacy.com’s CEO, Stopher Bartol, received the “Innovation” leadership award at the Vistage 2013 International Conference. Stopher was recognized for his passion for creating a vehicle to tell every person’s story. Through our … Continue reading

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World Cancer Day

February 4 is World Cancer Day. It’s a day when we strive to raise awareness of cancer in hopes of eradicating it altogether – and this year, the focus is on revealing the truth behind damaging myths about cancer. The … Continue reading

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Sandy Hook victims remembered

One month ago today, a gunman shot and killed 6 adults and 20 students at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.   Like everyone who heard the news that morning, we at Legacy.com were stunned. When we heard there were … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

At 9 p.m. every New Year’s Eve, our phone would ring in California. And I knew Grandpa Ekhardt would be on the other end of the line from South Carolina ready to shout out, “HAPP…y New Year!” Though he’s been gone … Continue reading

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Leapin’ Blizzards!

One winter weekend in eighth grade, I was sweating bullets. In a few days I had to deliver a 30-minute speech in front of the whole class – and it wasn’t written yet. Fervently I prayed for another week, as … Continue reading

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Legacy.com wins an EPPY Award

Legacy.com is pleased to announce that we’ve been honored with an EPPY Award, naming us 2012’s Best Classified Website. What is an EPPY? The EPPY Awards are presented by Editor & Publisher magazine, the longstanding authority on the newspaper industry. … Continue reading

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Grief during the holidays

November marks the beginning of the winter holiday season. From Thanksgiving to Hanukkah and Christmas through New Year’s, it’s a flurry of dinners, parties and gatherings as people come together to “celebrate the season.” For me, November also marks a … Continue reading

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Thankful

As Thanksgiving approaches this week, we’ve all been focusing on the things we’re thankful for. It’s a unique holiday, one that asks us to take a moment and forget about all the bad things that have happened over the past … Continue reading

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Kitchen table memories

I bought mine at a second-hand store.  It’s Pepto-Bismol pink, although the paint is worn from pink to white to bare wood along the edges, hinting at past incarnations and the tastes of previous owners.  It is wobbly and, despite … Continue reading

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