Tag Archives: Tributes

Most visited obituary Guest Books of 2011

As the year comes to a close, we’re looking back at some of the most visited Guest Books of 2011.  For each, we’ve selected a condolence message that represents the common themes among the thousands of messages we received. “I grew up … Continue reading

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The magic of Santa Claus

My 12 year old son asked me this weekend if I believed in the magic of Santa Claus. I replied as any mom would: “Yes, I do!” Santa’s ability to bring joy, laughter, and hope to young and old alike … Continue reading

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World War II Memorial Site

With the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor just two days away, World War II veterans have been on my mind. So I decided to spend some time reading obituaries and tributes in Legacy.com’s World War II Memorial … Continue reading

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What to do with a loved one’s ashes

We spend a lot of time here at Legacy.com thinking about the ways people memorialize their loved ones. When my grandfather retired from the steel mill, he moved to Myrtle Beach, SC, and started pier fishing. He spent countless hours … Continue reading

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5 condolences: In your honor

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the U.S., a day when we might remember loved ones we’ve lost by offering a toast to their memory – or by eating one of their favorite foods in their honor. It’s a favorite way to … Continue reading

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Saluting our veterans

Veterans Day is this Friday, November 11. Veterans Day falls on November 11 every year – unlike other federal holidays that switch dates to always fall on Mondays – in honor of the signing of the armistice that ended World … Continue reading

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The mighty Electron Boy

I have read thousands of obituaries in my 9+ years with Legacy.com. But few have struck me or stayed with me as much as the obituary for Erik Martin, aka Electron Boy, who passed away at age 14 from a … Continue reading

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October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It’s October, and pink is everywhere. The month that was once dominated by all things orange and pumpkin is now donning a new hue. The ubiquitous pink ribbon adorns clothes, food and all kinds of merchandise, often with the promise … Continue reading

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September 11: Paying tribute in quilt blocks

In the months following the attacks of September 11, 2011, quilters joined together to create memorial quilt squares that paid tribute to each victim. Each quilter created a block in honor of a specific victim, and the blocks were combined … Continue reading

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September 11: A day of mourning

The morning of Sept. 11, 2001, I was recently back to work after having taken a long honeymoon vacation. I was working in HR at the time and entered my boss’ office to prepare for a meeting. I overheard some … Continue reading

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