Yes, A Broken Heart Can Be Fatal

Posted on March 14th, 2019
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The story of Will and Judy Webb was recently featured on national newscasts. Not because of any explosion on social media, but due to the simple way they died — together, holding hands right up until the end. The two met when they were both 14. A few years later, Will joined the Army and served […]

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Carol Channing’s Cathedrals of Imagination

Posted on February 22nd, 2019
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It’s just been confirmed that on March 23, 2019, the McCallum Theater in Palm Desert, California will host a gala tribute to Carol Channing with a program of special performances and testimonials. The question is whether Channing, who died on January 15th at the age of 97 in the Palm Springs area, will have a […]

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The Epidemic That Could Be Stopped

Posted on February 15th, 2019
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In his seminal short novel, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” Truman Capote’s lead character, Holly Golightly, explained the difference between the blues and the mean reds. With the blues, she pointed out, “You are sad, that’s all.  But the mean reds are horrible.  You’re afraid and you sweat like hell, but you don’t know what you are […]

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Words That Matter After Death

Posted on January 31st, 2019
Posted by Martin Oaks under Community, Cremation, Hello world, Memorial, Resources
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“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend.  Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” Those wry words from Groucho Marx resonate on many levels.  In his typical incorporation of humor and wisdom, Marx strikes a contemporary universal chord — sometimes the power of the written word and the devoted love […]

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Carol Channing and Her Dying Wish

Posted on January 24th, 2019
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Outside the venerable St. James Theater in New York City on the night of January 16, 1964, the temperature plunged into the mid-20’s. Inside, the atmospherics were considerably warmer. A genuine, five alarm, red hot triumph, “Hello, Dolly,” was blazing through its Broadway debut. The most revered theater critic of his time, perhaps all time, […]

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