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Thread: Online funeral guestbooks

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    Online funeral guestbooks

    Do you expess your condolences on an online "guestbook"??

    I do, if it is someone who is not in my immediate social circle. Otherwise, i will snail-mail a card. But I admit to wondering if this is less personal. ??
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    I don't ... my sentiments are for the family of the bereaved and not for everyone in the world to see and know what I have said!
    I'll send a card or cards (as appropriate) ... and/or reach out to them IRL at the visitation, funeral and before or after both ... again as appropriate, according to my connection to them.
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    i feel that funerals are a very personal matter and require human interaction. if in person is not possible, then a personally written note is the next best thing.
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    My uncle who was a former football coach died and many of his former students express their admiration for him and how he affected their lives. I think it was a nice tribute to him for the world to see. The former students may have sent private messages to the family also.

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    I had a very dear friend die and I did leave condolences on the funeral home's questbook. I really just knew her and not anyone else. We emailed and visited several times, knew each other about 6 yrs. She lived about 7-8 hours away. I would have felt very out of place.
    I sent her Daughter and family a card with a personal note and her grown Granddaughter a personal card too.
    Not every funeral is close by.
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    When I can't go to a funeral I try to send flowers. When it is someone I just barely knew but I want the family to know I'm sorry that they died then I send a sympathy card. The on line stuff just seems too quick and impersonal, like something you would do standing in line at the grocery check out or something.

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    When my sister passed away last year she had requested a private service for family only. She was well-known in her community and many people sent online comments about how she had affected their lives. Many also sent cards. I enjoyed reading the comments because of the comfort it gave me knowing she was so well-loved by many people.

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    I've only commented one time on a funeral home's guestbook. It was for an Art teacher I had when I was in 7th grade. I didn't know her family, but I wanted them to know she meant a lot to me and taught me a lot of things about Art. The family acknowledged the postings, thanking everyone for remembering their loved one.

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    After loosing several family members in less than 2 years I would like to say this I really llike a personal card or note the best they seem so much more personal AND correspondance with a return address makes it so much easier when you set down to write out all them cards and thank yous

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    One of my dearest older friends had an online guestbook. I wrote a quick note about how wonderful she was and a personal childhood memory. I wanted to celebrate her life. It was the perfect place for that.

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