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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Why Do We Wash Our Hands?

Posted on October 12th, 2018
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Legend has it that Louis XIV of France, who ruled primarily in the 17th century, once had three soap makers guillotined because their product irritated his skin. Don’t know it that is true or not, but when you work in deathcare, we do appreciate the importance of quality cleaning materials, particularly soap. At Martin Oaks […]

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Buried and Forgotten?

Posted on October 5th, 2018
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Benjamin Franklin once said: show me your cemeteries, and I will tell you what kind of people you have. There certainly is wisdom in that quote: without those before us, we wouldn’t even be here. So Franklin was making the point that remembering and honoring those who preceded us here is an indicator of what kind […]

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