Death and Rest

Posted on September 10th, 2018
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“Good night sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.” So Horatio bid goodbye to Hamlet in Shakespeare’s immortal tragedy.  Horatio knows full well all Hamlet had to endure; he knows of Hamlet’s unconditional love for his father, and where that love ultimately led. And Horatio’s role in this?  It is to […]

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Dealing With The Cost Of Death

Posted on September 7th, 2018
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Martin Oaks Cemetery & Crematory is happy to accept guest contributions to our blog. The following was submitted to us by Scott Sanders: Photo By: Pixabay   How to Afford the Price Tag of Terminal Cancer   Millions of people have been diagnosed with cancer, but with that comes a pretty hefty price tag. According […]

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A Cruel Killer 

Posted on September 3rd, 2018
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Glioblastoma, a particularly aggressive and deadly brain cancer, has been back in the news recently because of the passing and the funeral of John McCain.  Other prominent figures, including Ted Kennedy and Beau Biden, son of the former vice president, Joe Biden, have also succumbed to this cruel killer.  Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory does not […]

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Neil Simon’s Vulnerability

Posted on August 28th, 2018
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For a writer much celebrated for his wit, Neil Simon, who died last weekend at the age of 91 in New York, visited some very dark places. His two memoirs, Rewrites (1996) and The Play Goes On (1999) are suffused with melancholy.  Rewrites ends with the lingering death of a beloved spouse and Play winds […]

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Cremating Old Friends

Posted on August 24th, 2018
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Lately here at Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory in Lewisville, Texas (a northern suburb of Dallas, Texas), it seems that we have been cremating or burying way too many old friends. It is an expected consequence of our aging that those around us start passing on — but this reality provides little in the way […]

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