The Collyer Brothers: World Champion Hoarders

Posted on July 16th, 2021
Posted by Martin Oaks under Community, Cremation, Hello world, Memorial
Leave a comment

“Like the rest of the world I knew of the Holt brothers through the newspapers which made them a sensation,” Marcia Davenport wrote. “Scarcely anybody has forgotten how Seymour Holt was found dead in that derelict house crammed from cellar to roof with one hundred seventy tons of hoarded rubbish; and how, after a twenty-two […]

Continue Reading

Esther Raab’s Lifesaving Dream about her Mother

Posted on July 8th, 2021
Posted by Martin Oaks under Community, Memorial
Leave a comment

Can dreams accurately predict future events? Are they able to reveal vital information that isn’t available elsewhere? Holocaust survivor Esther Raab would answer both those questions affirmatively. She had a dream on October 13, 1943, that literally saved her life. At the time, she was one of 600 Jewish prisoners in Sobibor, the secret Nazi extermination […]

Continue Reading

The Truth about Judy Garland’s ‘Incautious’ Death

Posted on June 25th, 2021
Posted by Martin Oaks under Community, Hello world, Memorial
Leave a comment

“Do you know how difficult it is to be Judy Garland?  And for me to live with me?  I’ve had to do it — and what more unkind life can you think of than the one I’ve lived?” Two years after making those comments to McCall’s magazine, Judy Garland was found dead in her rented London home.  […]

Continue Reading

Home or Hospital?  Choosing a place to die.

Posted on June 10th, 2021
Posted by Martin Oaks under Community, Cremation, Hello world, Memorial, Resources, Uncategorized
Leave a comment

Most Americans would prefer to die at home.  Surveys show that 90% of our population wants to pass away in their own beds. There was a time when the majority of deaths were homebased.  In 1912, two-thirds of those passing succumbed there. “Throughout human history, and until very recently, most people died at home,” Dr. […]

Continue Reading

Why Audiences Love Jimmy Stewart

Posted on June 4th, 2021
Posted by Martin Oaks under Community, Memorial, Resources
Leave a comment

  Over his sixty-year acting career, two-time Academy Award winner James Stewart was never one to back away from a risky role.  A surprising number of the parts he played were fragile, disillusioned figures, given to very dark moments.   Biographer Donald Dewey said that Stewart, when considering a script, was first interested in his character’s […]

Continue Reading