Can Retirement Kill You?

Posted on September 27th, 2018
Posted by Martin Oaks under Community, Cremation, Hello world, Resources
Leave a comment

Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory, located in Dallas, Texas (8750 N. Central Expy, Suite 625, Dallas, Texas 75231) and Lewisville, Texas (1230 Kingston Drive, Lewisville, Texas 75067), offers services to those who are frequently facing the most difficult chapter of their lives. Because of this, we are often asked questions that are almost impossible to […]

Continue Reading

Reunited In Death

Posted on September 19th, 2018
Posted by Martin Oaks under Community, Hello world, Memorial
Leave a comment

In his unfinished novel, “The Last Tycoon,” F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote that “there are no second acts in American lives.” Scholars from the Fitzgerald Society argue that the author was actually an optimist, that this quote is misunderstood. We here at Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory, located at 1230 Kingston Drive, Lewisville, Texas and 8750 […]

Continue Reading

Death and Rest

Posted on September 10th, 2018
Posted by Martin Oaks under Community, Hello world, Resources
Leave a comment

“Good night sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.” So Horatio bid goodbye to Hamlet in Shakespeare’s immortal tragedy.  Horatio knows full well all Hamlet had to endure; he knows of Hamlet’s unconditional love for his father, and where that love ultimately led. And Horatio’s role in this?  It is to […]

Continue Reading

Neil Simon’s Vulnerability

Posted on August 28th, 2018
Posted by Martin Oaks under Community, Hello world, Memorial
3 Comments

For a writer much celebrated for his wit, Neil Simon, who died last weekend at the age of 91 in New York, visited some very dark places. His two memoirs, Rewrites (1996) and The Play Goes On (1999) are suffused with melancholy.  Rewrites ends with the lingering death of a beloved spouse and Play winds […]

Continue Reading

Cremating Old Friends

Posted on August 24th, 2018
Posted by Martin Oaks under Community, Cremation, Hello world, Memorial, Resources
Leave a comment

Lately here at Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory in Lewisville, Texas (a northern suburb of Dallas, Texas), it seems that we have been cremating or burying way too many old friends. It is an expected consequence of our aging that those around us start passing on — but this reality provides little in the way […]

Continue Reading