In my humble opinion, the owners of the Legacy death brand1 are a bunch of thugs profiteering off of people’s grief in every way they can.
I just noticed that my blog post celebrating the life of Peggy Hubbard had received 3 hits today. I re-read the post and clicked on the link to the guestbook of remembrances from her funeral. It has been archived, and you get this message:
Restore Guest Book for Peggy Nell Hubbard
This Guest Book has been archived and is no longer available online. Restoring the Guest Book is a wonderful way to allow acquaintances and loved ones to express their sympathy and share fond memories. Even if you are not a member of the family, consider restoring this Guest Book as a special gift to the family.This Guest Book currently has 24 entries from friends and family.
Create a lasting legacy by keeping the Guest Book online forever.
Allow memories to be gathered in the Guest Book for the next year.
According to Wikipedia: “Legacy.com is a website founded in 1998, the world’s largest commercial provider of online memorials. The Web site hosts obituaries and memorials for more than 70 percent of all U.S. deaths. Legacy.com hosts obituaries for more than three-quarters of the 100 largest newspapers in the U.S., by circulation. The site attracts more than 30 million unique visitors per month and is among the top 40 trafficked websites in the world. ↩