Tag Archives: Guest Book entries

The magic of Santa Claus

My 12 year old son asked me this weekend if I believed in the magic of Santa Claus. I replied as any mom would: “Yes, I do!” Santa’s ability to bring joy, laughter, and hope to young and old alike … Continue reading

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5 condolences: birthday parties

I have never been able to resist a birthday party. Every year, especially now as I get ever-closer to 40, I think, “Hmm, maybe I shouldn’t do a party this year – I’ll just invite a few of my best … 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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5 condolences: Caretakers

A caretaker can be so much more than someone who helps with baths and medicines. As the name implies, they care – and they bestow attention and, often, affection as a life comes to its close. Whether the caretaker is a family member … Continue reading

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5 condolences: Halloween

When I was a kid, I thought Halloween was one of the greatest holidays ever invented – you get to dress up in funny clothes and everyone hands you candy. What’s not to love about that? I have fond memories … Continue reading

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