Two Great Talents, One Good Mystery

Posted on March 6th, 2018
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There are those who believe that grammar in this country died thirteen years ago last month.  That’s an exaggeration – grammar was certainly dealt a heavy loss. In February of 2005, Eleanor Gould Packard, longtime chief copy editor of The New Yorker, passed away after fifty-four years of service to the magazine. The anniversary of […]

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Cremation and Steve Holcomb

Posted on February 26th, 2018
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Once the decision has been made to cremate a loved one, the next question that frequently comes to mind is what to do with the cremains. This may seem like a simple matter, but at Martin Oaks Crematory and Cemetery in Lewisville, Texas (we are 12 miles south of Denton, Texas and approximately 20 miles […]

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Play It Again Bogie

Posted on February 14th, 2018
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Recently in this space, we recounted the story of Humphrey Bogart’s 1957 cremation. The esteemed actor, who currently ranks number one among men on the American Film Institute’s list of greatest American screen legends, wanted to be cremated with his ashes to be scattered at sea. While his wish for cremation was fulfilled, the scattering […]

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Bogart’s Cremation

Posted on February 12th, 2018
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Preparing for final arrangements (cremation, traditional funeral service, or whatever avenue you choose) for loved ones is extremely difficult.  But when it comes to making the same arrangements for yourself, it is even more burdensome.  That’s partially because it implies our own mortality, an inevitable but consequential outcome few of us face without pause.

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Remembering Columbia, Challenger

Posted on February 5th, 2018
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We have written many times in this space about the difficulty that sudden, tragic passings create. Loved ones lost in a senseless, unpredictable and abrupt accidents seem to produce a grief that is multiplied by the swiftness of events.

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