The Traveling Cremains of Dorothy Parker

Posted on September 17th, 2020
Posted by Martin Oaks under Community, Cremation, Hello world, Memorial, Resources
Leave a comment

Fifty-three years after her death, Dorothy Parker’s cremains have just been buried in their forever home at Woodlawn Cemetery, The Bronx, New York. This protracted ordeal began on June 7, 1967 when Parker died from a heart attack in her Manhattan hotel suite.  The wry author and wisecracking mainstay of the famed Algonquin Round Table […]

Continue Reading

Michelangelo and the Tale of the Empty Tomb

Posted on September 11th, 2020
Posted by Martin Oaks under Community, Hello world, Memorial, Resources
Leave a comment

“Tombs are clothes of the dead,” R. Buckminster Fuller said.  “A grave is a plain suit, while an expensive monument is one with embroidery.” There are many examples of heavy-duty embroidery: –The Taj Mahal in Agra, India, a mausoleum which is the final resting spot for Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and his fourth wife, Mumtaz Mahal. –The Lenin […]

Continue Reading

Tribute to Marilyn Hurtt

Posted on August 25th, 2020
Posted by Martin Oaks under Community, Memorial
Leave a comment

Marilyn Hurtt

Continue Reading

I Witnessed the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Posted on August 20th, 2020
Posted by Martin Oaks under Community, Hello world, Memorial, Resources
Leave a comment

When President Abraham Lincoln, his wife, and guests entered their terrace box at Ford’s Theater at 8:30 pm on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, the audience erupted in a spontaneous standing ovation.  Our American Cousin, a comedy by playwright Tom Taylor, was well into its first act, but the arrival of the President brought the production to […]

Continue Reading

Why Andy Williams Sang At Robert Kennedy’s Funeral

Posted on July 24th, 2020
Posted by Martin Oaks under Community, Hello world, Memorial
Leave a comment

Andy Williams stopped singing at funerals when he was 8 years old.  A searing family tragedy and its ensuing consequences left a lifetime scar when it came to participating in memorial services. Only once in his remaining 76 years did the superstar entertainer overcome his trauma — and that was on the occasion of an […]

Continue Reading