Talking To Children About Death

Posted on November 16th, 2018
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Even in the abstract, this combination is disturbing.  Yet, the forces of fate inevitably link the two, often when a child is way too young to fully comprehend the implications of the event. How many parents have agonized over how to tell a child of a close death?  At what age can they really grasp […]

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Struggling With Change

Posted on November 9th, 2018
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  What was, used to be, ain’t no more. This Yiddish proverb was one of the central themes of a speech given by the late Nobel Prize winning author Isaac Bashevis Singer (pictured above) over thirty years ago at a university in central Texas. I was lucky enough to be in attendance — but little […]

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Scared To Death

Posted on October 30th, 2018
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There are some people who seem genuinely surprised and disappointed when we tell them that there have never been any events of paranormal activity at Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory in Lewisville, Texas on Halloween.  And it is not just Halloween — no evidence of ectoplasmic significance has ever occurred here that has been brought […]

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Death By Text

Posted on October 23rd, 2018
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What is the most striking change in deathcare have we witnessed in the last decade? That was a question which a friend recently posed to us. Here at Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory in Lewisville, Texas, just north of Dallas, Texas and adjacent to Denton, Texas, we pay close attention to these matters. Obviously, the […]

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John McCain’s Grave

Posted on October 18th, 2018
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Here is a recent photo of John McCain’s grave at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. McCain, who passed August 25 of this year, was laid to rest on September 2 in this idyllic cemetery. Fittingly, his memorial is simple, tasteful and in keeping with the mood of the cemetery itself. The staff at […]

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