Death and Rest

Posted on September 10th, 2018
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“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 […]

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Cremating Old Friends

Posted on August 24th, 2018
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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 […]

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Important Decisions About Cremation

Posted on August 3rd, 2018
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Once the decision has been made to cremate, other important decisions lie ahead. At Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory in Lewisville, Texas, we have observed this process endless numbers of times.  So we thought it might be helpful to provide a general review of the decisions consumers will face. Obviously, the funeral home/crematory choices are […]

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Coping With Death

Posted on July 31st, 2018
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A friend of long standing, thirty years long standing, passed away last week after enduring a lengthy battle with cancer. As we have noted in this space many times, we have no special immunity regarding feelings of grief over death just because we own Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory in Lewisville, Texas. Even though we […]

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Life Lessons at 90

Posted on July 25th, 2018
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  People in the United States are living longer today than ever before.  Current numbers show that the average life span is almost 79 years, with women slightly outliving men. Forecasts are calling for more of the same — a female child born this year has a better than one in ten chance to live […]

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