Tag Archives: Condolences

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: 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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