Tag Archives: Guest Book entries

5 Condolences: holiday traditions

Two years ago, my aunt was killed by a drunk driver. Our family quickly gathered at her house and spent the week informing friends and family of her death, arranging services, locating important paperwork, sorting her belongings to donate items … 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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A fond farewell to a Texas icon

An October 19th fire brought an end to Big Tex’s reign as the most recognizable icon of the State Fair of Texas.  When the story broke, Dallas Morning News created an online obituary and Guest Book for him. Condolences and … Continue reading

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5 Condolences: chili

Here in the Midwest, the temperature has plummeted in the last few weeks – it’s definitely fall. And you know what that means, right? …Oh, sure, it means lots of things, but I’m thinking about CHILI. It’s finally time to … Continue reading

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Till Death Do Us Part…Really?

As a Content Screener, I have friends I’ve never met. A mom writes two of her children regularly. She lost one to suicide and the other in the 9/11 attacks. I can’t fathom her pain, but I feel it in … Continue reading

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5 condolences: going back to school

Fall is back-to-school time… but that’s a phrase that’s got more than one meaning. We mostly think of schoolchildren ending another fun summer and settling in to a new year of learning, but there are also the many adults who … Continue reading

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Pet lovers remembering veterinarians

My dog loves the vet. It’s not normal, I know. Pets are supposed to hate the vet. But Toby’s got a few good reasons for his enthusiasm. He gets to go for a car ride! The nice lady pets him … Continue reading

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5 condolences: hot summer days

I grew up in California’s central valley – a place known for its hot summer days.  I’m pretty sure my brother and I spent more time in our neighbor’s pool than in our own house during the summer months.  We … Continue reading

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5 condolences: ice cream trucks

A clanging bell, a whistle, the melody of “Turkey in the Straw” – every child knows the unmistakable sounds of the neighborhood ice cream truck.  And while a truck full of ice cream is enough to bring a smile to … Continue reading

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Message in a Bottle

Legacy.com’s Content Screeners have a unique glimpse into the way we deal with loss. Today, Lise reflects on the countless entries she has read in the four years she’s been a screener. And she offers a bit of hope. On … Continue reading

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