Author Archives: Linnea

About Linnea

I joined 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.

Mother’s Day

As Mother’s Day 2012 approached, we at knew we wanted to do something special to honor all the mothers and mother figures that our site visitors have lost. There are many things that can vividly remind us of a … Continue reading

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Jazz Funerals

While working at for the past 12 years, I’ve learned more about memorialization and funerals than I ever thought I’d know. Some of my friends think it’s a morbid topic, but as I told them when I got the … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month. Poetry may not seem like the most popular art form in our world today – it’s often eclipsed by movies, pop music, even the novel if you want to stick with the printed word. But … Continue reading

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Top 10 things not to say in a condolence letter

I’ve written before about what to say when you’re writing a condolence for a Guest Book – it can be very hard to find the right words to express your sympathy. But maybe even harder is knowing what not to … Continue reading

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Meet the bloggers

I’ve had a great time introducing our readers to some of my coworkers (Guest Book screeners, Customer and Client Service specialists, and an Account Manager) via @Legacy interviews.  Katie and I are the primary bloggers around here – and we’ve decided … Continue reading

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5 condolences: Toys

My little niece is coming up on her first birthday in a couple weeks… and I am trying hard to resist the compulsion to spend $8000 on toys for her. But it’s not easy! I love classic toys, and I … Continue reading

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Tasmania is about much more than devils! Yes, Tasmania has Tasmanian devils, but that’s not all. Tasmania is also home to The Mercury, our newest newspaper affiliate. Located in Hobart, Tasmania’s capitol, The Mercury launched Legacy obits on February 5. A … Continue reading

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Meet an Affiliate Manager

In the past, we’ve introduced you to some of our Guest Book Screeners and Customer and Client Service Specialists. They do very important work here – but they’re far from the only spokes in the wheel. It takes a … Continue reading

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5 condolences: Comfort food

The holidays have long since passed, and here in Illinois, cold weather has set in (after a slow start with a weirdly warm December). In the kitchen, that can only mean one thing… it’s time for comfort food. For me, … Continue reading

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5 condolences: Christmas

I love Christmas every year, but this year is particularly special – it’s my 9-month-old niece’s first Christmas. I haven’t had this much fun shopping for Christmas presents since back in the days when I was still doing it with … Continue reading

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