5 condolences: 4th of July

Fireworks, hot dogs, family – these are the things I associate with the 4th of July.  This week we share 5 condolence messages about this fun holiday:

  1. One of my fondest memories of him is when he delivered one of my son’s on the 4th of July. He told me that I couldn’t have him on that day because of his annual cookout. (he was only kidding) He came to St. Thomas More early in the morning delivered my son in his shirt sleeves, once everything was ok….. off he went to his cookout. He came back that evening and I kidded him about not bringing me anything to eat. [Published in Denver Post]
  2. Every 4th of July I can’t help but recall the great fun we had as boys – Jason loved fireworks and we would have 2 or 3 full weeks of firecracker destruction and bottle rocket fights. [Published in Knoxville News Sentinel]
  3. Bobby was my cousin, but we all called him “Uncle Bobby” because of his kindness and avuncular nature – he was very generous to all of his “nephews” – especially at family gatherings like the 4th of July at his lake house. He would would often sneak up and slip a ten or twenty dollar bill to us and whispher, “Here, take this and go get you some fireworks or something like that.” [Published in Express-News]
  4. Just yesterday I was remembering the day I broke Dena and my mother out of Elmood to go to the 4th of July concert at the Hayes Center (and didn’t sign them out correctly, send everyone into a panick!). Spending time with her while visiting my mom was always an adventure. [Published in Toledo Blade]
  5. My favorite memory i have is from the last time i was at the house before you guys sold it. It was the 4th of july and everyone else had already gone home and the three of us were sitting on the porch talking when the fire works started and me and aunt jean walked down to the edge of the side street so we could watch them. We asked if you wanted to come and you made a big deal about how its just fire works and you had seen them a hundred times. Then during the display i looked over and you were gone and after looking around i noticed you snuck out to the edge of the main road standing behind the big bushes so we couldnt see that you had gone out there to watch the fire works.  [Published in Asbury Park Press]

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About Katie

I joined Legacy.com in 2002 as a part-time content screener and now serve as Director of Operations, overseeing Legacy’s day-to-day operations (Guest Book screening, obituary processing, customer service, and client service). I grew up in California, the daughter of a psychologist and a minister. My parents instilled in me the importance of listening to and caring about others. One of the things I appreciate most about working at Legacy.com is that I am able to have a small part in easing people's pain during one of the most difficult times in their lives. In my life outside of Legacy, I enjoy baking treats (and bringing them to the office to share), playing the piano, reading, taking pictures, tending to our vegetable & herb gardens, trying out new restaurants and foods, spending time with my husband, Chuck (whom I met at Legacy) and our kids, Brett Jr. & Josie.
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