Tribute to Sam Johnson

Posted on May 29th, 2020
Posted by Martin Oaks under Community, Memorial
Leave a comment

Sam Johnson

Continue Reading

“Best Years of Our Lives” is Still Relevant for Veterans in 2020

Posted on May 28th, 2020
Posted by Martin Oaks under Community, Hello world, Memorial, Resources
Leave a comment

Question: who is the only actor to win two Academy Awards for the same performance? The answer is Harold Russell for his role as Homer Parrish in the William Wyler production of The Best Years of Our Lives. The movie was recently shown on Turner Classics over the Memorial Day weekend. Best Years has not […]

Continue Reading

Living In The COVID Question

Posted on May 22nd, 2020
Posted by Martin Oaks under Community, Hello world, Resources
Leave a comment

A few months ago, the world was assured that there was “no clear evidence” of human-to-human transmission of Covid-19. Shortly thereafter, when it became obvious that the virus was spreading among people, scientists believed that Covid-19 was primarily a respiratory infection that could result in viral pneumonia. Today we know a lot more about this serial […]

Continue Reading

Grammy Winner Lynn Harrell Overcame Tragic Deaths Through His Music

Posted on May 15th, 2020
Posted by Martin Oaks under Community, Cremation, Memorial, Resources
Leave a comment

Tragic death was no stranger to Lynn Harrell. The legendary, Grammy winning cellist was 15 when his father died of cancer. Just over two years later, his mother was killed in an automobile accident. By the age of 18, he was on his own. “It took a long time to come to terms with it,” […]

Continue Reading

How Meeting George Gershwin Changed Roger Horchow’s Life

Posted on May 8th, 2020
Posted by Martin Oaks under Community, Hello world, Memorial, Resources
Leave a comment

Roger Horchow was 61 years old in 1988 when Neiman Marcus bought his luxury mail order catalogue operation for more than $100 million. His first reaction: “Suddenly I was out of work. I had to figure out what I wanted to do when I grew up.” That wry response is a peek into the personality […]

Continue Reading