Tag Archives: Condolences

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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Most visited obituary Guest Books of 2011

As the year comes to a close, we’re looking back at some of the most visited Guest Books of 2011.  For each, we’ve selected a condolence message that represents the common themes among the thousands of messages we received. “I grew up … 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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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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Celebrating life through condolences

I joined Legacy.com as a part-time content screener nearly 10 years ago.  Though I’ve since moved to another position and no longer review condolences as part of my daily job, I reviewed more than one million condolence messages in my … 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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