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The Most Popular Detective in History

Posted on November 16th, 2017
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To the best of our knowledge, none of the people interred in Martin Oaks Cemetery has ever been featured in a New York Times obituary. This is not meant in any way to devalue those who rest here – they have just not received international recognition. Last weekend we saw the new film, “Murder on […]

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The Night “The Whole Gizmo” Went Out

Posted on November 9th, 2017
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If you are in the deathcare field, it is impossible to ignore the fact that there is often a correlation between some type of national emergency and unfortunate fatalities. One such large emergency that stands out because it (luckily) did not produce either much crime, or any reported fatalities, occurred 52 years ago this week. […]

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Exploring Prayers For The Dead

Posted on November 7th, 2017
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As we have witnessed many times here at Martin Oaks, death is both a personal and communal event. As part of the committed community, most religious beliefs involve the reciting of prayers for the deceased. These prayers go back to time immemorial: they involve a number of different traditions/liturgies which vary greatly. For example, one […]

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Ceremonial Nature of Wine

Posted on October 27th, 2017
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The consumption of wine is so tied to the cultural side of human experience, that it has become part of the fabric of our existence. And yes, here at Martin Oaks Crematory and Cemetery, we have seen how wine has developed into a staple of deathcare. Contrary to popular belief, the origin of wine does not […]

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Remembering the 1988 World Series

Posted on October 20th, 2017
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When the Los Angeles Dodgers whipped the defending champion Chicago Cubs 11-1 Thursday night, the “Bums” won the National League Championship Series, 4 games to 1, and are set to play in their first World Series since 1988. That 1988 World Series is one of bittersweet memories. It offered one of the most dramatic walk-off […]

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