5 condolences: End of summer

As summer winds down, we greet the change of seasons with mixed emotions. We’re sad to see the warm days and carefree fun times end. And we’re anticipating the joys of fall, turning leaves, apple cider, crisp breezes, Halloween costumes. It’s a reflective time, when many of us remember lost loved ones – the summer days and autumn evenings we shared with them, the way our lives change as quickly as the seasons.

People bring those memories to the obituary Guest Book, where we often see mentions of the end of summer. Today we share five of these condolence messages.

1. Hi baby, another Summer is ending, I was just thinking how we practically lived at the beach. Now it’s been a few years since I’ve been. Memories! [Published in Baltimore Sun]

2. Keith and I went to your garden the 2d and planted a bunch of mums and collius and your roses are still blooming a bit, It’s been a long hot summer, but fall is coming and it’s good sleeping weather now. [Published in Portland Press Herald]

3. I will always remember the family events of good friendship, food and music. As well the fun trips in early fall to pick wild blueberries. [Published in Victoria Times Colonist]

4. Fall is in the air,crisp nights,leaves already with thier reddish and gold hues.Time is so fluid. It all seems like yesterday but time goes on . It so hard for me to imagine as I go into the sunset of my years that you will not be with me on this plane. I continue on my journey one day at a time. I do my best everyday to be the best person I can be. Always Love, Always Hope and Always Faith. [Published in Roanoke Times]

5. We are heading up too the cabin for a few last days of summer. Please watch over us tomorrow when we are driving. It makes me remember that in just a month you would have been coming to Colorado to be driving with Allen for your yearly trek to Montana. He misses his traveling buddy. I know he thinks of you when he is making that long drive by himself. [Published in The News-Press]

Legacy.com reviews one million condolence messages each month. Each week, we highlight 5 condolences with a common theme.

About Linnea

I joined Legacy.com in 2000 as an obituary writer. In the years since, I've done a little of everything for our Operations team, from content review to customer service to creating web pages for funeral homes to training new employees to my current position, Content Manager. I love this position, because I get to write little bits & longer pieces - whatever's needed at the moment - and I get to proofread a lot, satisfying my inner nitpicker. And I love being on the blog team, because I get to write interesting features for the blog. I love to write! In my spare time, I... can you guess?... write. I'm hoping that one day I can add "published novelist" to my bio. I also enjoy working in my vegetable garden and cooking, baking, canning, making ice cream, and pretty much anything else in the kitchen. I love to read, compete in trivia contests, and attempt to keep up with my Netflix queue.
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