What’s Your Line?

Posted on September 15th, 2017
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As we have pointed out before, one of the unfortunate lessons death care workers learn is how few people, once they have passed, are remembered. Family members carry memories but seldom beyond one generation. Historical and entertainment figures tend to be revered for longer periods of time, but even their presence is usually forgotten. But, […]

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When Someone Close to You Dies: Thank You Notes

Posted on September 8th, 2017
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Even though death is an every day part of our existence at Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory, those of us in this field are certainly not immune to any of the effects people not in the industry feel when they lose a loved one. Tragedy struck in our family last month when two significate loved […]

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Donald O’Connor — Preserve Your Memories

Posted on August 30th, 2017
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In the song “Bookends,” Paul Simon encourages us to “preserve your memories – they’re all that’s left you.” We at Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory completely agree with this sentiment. As time goes by, family narratives, events that seem of small importance but later turn out to be more relevant, tend to fade. It’s easier […]

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Keeping An Eye Out For Depression

Posted on August 24th, 2017
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Unfortunately, suicide victims are a fairly regular feature here at Martin Oaks Cemetery & Crematory. Based on purely anecdotal evidence, we tend to agree with research findings on this subject – suicide rate among young people has increased dramatically. We also believe the other major scientific research finding: untreated depression appears to truly increase the […]

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Two Huge Losses in the Entertainment Community

Posted on August 9th, 2017
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Last week, within the space of a few days, Major League Baseball lost two prominent figures, Don Baylor and Darren Daulton. Ironically, the entertainment industry experienced the same phenomenon this week: on one day, August 8th, death claimed two major talents, Barbara Cook (89) and Glen Campbell (81).

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