Carol Channing: Almost at Rest

Posted on December 30th, 2019
Posted by Martin Oaks under Community, Cremation, Resources
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When Carol Channing passed away at the age of 97 last January, her publicist, B. Harlan Boll, and a group of her associates set about fulfilling her dying wish — that her cremains be sprinkled in the alley between the Curran and Geary theaters in San Francisco. She had been raised in that area and […]

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A Prescription for Trouble

Posted on November 20th, 2019
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“Washington is such a strange place. You stand up to say something in Congress, nobody listens and then everybody disagrees.” Those comments from Will Rogers, made almost 100 years ago, still apply today — except on one subject, prescription drugs. Politicians and voters agree in overwhelming numbers that the cost of drugs is too high […]

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The Unsinkable Elaine May

Posted on August 1st, 2019
Posted by Martin Oaks under Community, Cremation, Hello world, Memorial
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Elaine May, at the age of 87, is still working without a net over unpredictable, hostile territory. After sixty-five years in show business, she continues to break through glass ceilings of chauvinism, ageism and corporate political prejudice.  Barriers insuperable to others, but not to the relentlessly determined May. Remember, in 1971, she was only the […]

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Living and Dying Alone

Posted on July 24th, 2019
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“The weather was warm and he was buried, with indecent haste, in one of the public cemeteries…on the Sunday following…an intense excitement was created by the declaration of a peasant that, while sitting on the grave, he had distinctly felt a commotion of the  earth, as if occasioned by someone struggling beneath…spades were hurriedly procured, […]

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Neil Armstrong: The Premature Obituary

Posted on July 17th, 2019
Posted by Martin Oaks under Community, Cremation, Hello world, Memorial
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Richard Nixon was looking at the speech no President of the United States would ever want to deliver. It was titled, “In the Event of Moon Disaster.” The date was July 22, 1969.  Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were set to depart from the surface of the moon to join fellow crew member […]

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