Tag Archives: Obituaries

Random Acts of Kindness Week

Today marks the beginning of Random Acts of Kindness Week. We encourage you to visit our Legends & Legacies blog to read the amazing story of one grieving family who set off a chain reaction of kind acts.

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Inspiration for smokers

November 15th is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout – an annual event designed to encourage people to stop smoking. It is intended to both provide tips and support for those attempting to quit, but also to draw attention … Continue reading

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Leaving a legacy of customer service

I remember my junior high school social studies teacher, Mr. Hall, telling us how different the world would be when my classmates and I grew up.  We were becoming a service-focused society, he said, and this would figure prominently in … Continue reading

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Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we at Legacy.com are dedicated to honoring all those whose lives have been touched by breast cancer. Two new features debut today on our site. One is a small but meaningful and lovely … 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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Remembering with Memorial Sites

Six years ago today, we were stunned by the news that Comair Flight 5191 had crashed shortly after takeoff, killing 49 of the 50 people aboard.  We immediately created a Guest Book through which people could share condolences for all … Continue reading

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1,000 stories – and more to come

We recently passed an exciting milestone on The Obit Report – we posted our 1,000th story. On The Obit Report, we share stories of the fascinating lives we read about every day here at Legacy.com – both celebrities we miss, … 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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Famous for…

Obituaries often mention things people are “famous for” – spaghetti sauce, warm hugs, homemade cookies, smiles…with more than 10 million obituaries in our database, the list is endless.  Sometimes, I come across a “famous” reference that leaves me wanting to … Continue reading

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Death goes digital

We were fascinated by a USA Today time line that explores how technology has impacted the rites and rituals surrounding death.  From the earliest printed obituaries in the 1700s to memorial photographs, funeral trains, televised funerals, and online obituaries – … Continue reading

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