Rituals Impact Grief Recovery after the Loss of a Loved One

Posted on November 19th, 2020
Posted by Martin Oaks under Community, Cremation, Memorial, Resources
Leave a comment

“Dying, a man may be loved, hated, mourned, missed; but once dead, he becomes the chief ornament of a complicated and formal social celebration.” These words from author John Steinbeck are cynical, but revelatory:  across cultures, in many different ways, we embrace rituals at the time of death.  And, we bestow them freely upon the deceased, whatever […]

Continue Reading

Best Recordings by the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald

Posted on November 12th, 2020
Posted by Martin Oaks under Community, Memorial, Resources
Leave a comment

  The inscription on Ella Fitzgerald’s grave marker at the Inglewood Park Cemetery in Los Angeles is unambiguous.  It reads: “The First Lady of Song.”   If anything, this might be an understatement.   “She’s one of the purest examples of God in art,” Hamilton star Leslie Odom, Jr. proclaimed. Bing Crosby said, “Man, woman or child, […]

Continue Reading

Herb Adderley’s Devotion to Lombardi, Green Bay and the Game

Posted on November 5th, 2020
Posted by Martin Oaks under Community, Memorial
Leave a comment

When Herb Adderley passed away on October 30 at the age of 81, the Green Bay Packer glory teams of the 1960’s lost another memorable link.  Of the twenty-two Packer players who started Super Bowl I in January 1967, only three players — linebacker Dave Robinson, safety Tom Brown and center Bill Curry — are […]

Continue Reading

Tribute to Daphne du Maurier

Posted on October 30th, 2020
Posted by Martin Oaks under Community, Memorial
Leave a comment

Daphne du Maurier

Continue Reading

New Rebecca on Netflix Misses Hitchcock

Posted on October 29th, 2020
Posted by Martin Oaks under Community, Hello world, Memorial, Resources
Leave a comment

  “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.” Those nine words, written by Daphne du Maurier in 1937, are among the most recognizable first lines of fiction in the twentieth century. Pithy and provocative, they set the misty tone of Rebecca, the gothic classic which, to date, has sold more than three million copies. It was the […]

Continue Reading