At Legacy.com, our mission is to help life stories live on through tributes and Guest Books that allow family and friends to share memories online.
By: Legacy Staff
3 years ago
How do life stories live on in your family? Perhaps it’s through heirloom recipes, photo albums or funny stories that get told again and again. At Legacy.com, our mission is to help life stories live on through tributes and Guest Books that allow family and friends to share memories online.
The company’s entry screeners are a big part of what makes our Guest Books so special. The screeners review entries for appropriateness, ensuring a safe and respectful environment for mourners. This week, we reached a milestone — our 100 millionth Guest Book entry.
In honor of the occasion, we asked our screeners to share some thoughts about their work.
What has surprised you most about the job?
“The positivity I read each day. Friends think this job must be depressing. And while parts can be, I read more than a fair amount of heartwarming stories of goodness as well. Not just memories, but about how those left behind might choose to honor their loved ones.” - Debbie
“How often I feel a kinship with random strangers based upon what is included in the obituary or Guest Book.” - Lynmarie
“The satisfaction of helping others grieve. People write their heart and soul out of this website for their departed loved ones, and that gives them a sense of peace. Who doesn’t love that feeling?” - Alissa
How have you changed personally as a result of your work?
“I see my loved ones, friends and even strangers in a new light. Every life is precious. We are not promised even one more day. The love, relationships and good times we share are what really matter.” - Lise
“I've become more intentional about making memories with my family, and especially trying to record stories from my 83-year-old dad’s childhood. I missed that chance with my mom when she passed away last year.” - Dawn
What has this job taught you about how people grieve, mourn and pay tribute?
“That there is a whole spectrum of ways to work through the grieving process, and it seems that it is an ongoing journey. You go through periods of anger and pain, but you may also find healing through humor, or just being able to ‘talk’ to your loved one and keep them a part of the family life.” - Sue
“It’s shown me that we have changed in how we grieve. People have always grieved, but now you can reach out and get comfort almost any time of day or night from others. There’s a different kind of support system in place.” - Amy
“That compassion is everywhere.” - Tina