Tag Archives: Life at Legacy.com

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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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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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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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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Two years of @Legacy

@Legacy is celebrating an exciting anniversary this week – two years of blogging! Over those years, Katie and I and our many guest bloggers have really enjoyed sharing tidbits about Legacy.com and memorialization with our readers. And we love seeing … Continue reading

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Top 10 hobbies mentioned in obituaries

According to the 2010 American Time Use Survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans spend an average of 5 hours each day on sports and leisure activities. And more than half of that time is spent watching television.  But watching … Continue reading

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Civil War descendants

I’ve been researching my family tree off and on for the past two years, and have written before about the usefulness of obituaries in genealogical research.  The other day, I told my brother I was making a list of our … Continue reading

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