The Night “The Whole Gizmo” Went Out

Posted on November 9th, 2017
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If you are in the death care 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 […]

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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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When A Senior’s Spouse Dies, Do You Know How To Help?

Posted on October 6th, 2017
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The death of a loved one is one of the worst things anyone can experience in life. When it’s a spouse a senior lived with for years and years, it’s even harder to deal with. So much of their life was intertwined with the partner that a sudden removal is traumatic.   If your senior […]

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What Is A Graveside Service?

Posted on September 29th, 2017
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At Martin Oaks, we frequently receive questions about the differences in services that take place following a funeral. This is because we have a 3-acre cemetery in which families want to have some type of observance, either as a substitute for a funeral service, or following a funeral service. The funeral directors who work with […]

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Staying With The Late Stars In Palm Springs

Posted on September 22nd, 2017
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  Next week will mark the 53rd anniversary of the death of one of Hollywood’s greatest comedians, Harpo Marx (pictured above). Following his cremation, rumor has it that Harpo’s ashes were scattered in a sand trap on the seventh hole of the Rancho Mirage golf course just outside the Palm Springs, California area. In case […]

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