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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Flowers in Funerals

Posted on July 26th, 2017
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We frequently receive questions about flowers and funerals – how did flowers ever become associated with funerals, what flowers are appropriate, how much should someone spend on flowers, etc. It appears that flowers have been associated with burial from time immemorial. In ancient eras, flowers provided a very practical benefit: they were used to mask […]

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Martin Oaks Cemetery and Some Paranormal Thoughts

Posted on July 21st, 2017
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Martin Oaks Cemetery has been a fixture in Lewisville, Texas since the mid 1800’s. Starting off as a family plot on the Martin Cattle Ranch, graves date back to 1874. Just to put this in perspective, in the 1870’s there were only around 13,000 people in all of Dallas County. Within 20 miles of Martin […]

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