Anatomy of Suicide

Posted on June 18th, 2018
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You don’t often think of Karl Rove and David Axelrod as being in agreement on anything.  They mostly are on opposite sides of the fence. Rove, of course, worked in the White House for President George Bush, while Axelrod worked in the same setting, only for President Barack Obama.  About as Ying and Yang as […]

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Finding Meaning in Death

Posted on June 13th, 2018
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The author Shannon Alder once noted that we should carve our names on hearts, not on tombstones. How true. At Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory in Lewisville, Texas, we find ourselves dealing with those who have already passed away, the funeral directors they have chosen, the burial or cremation plans which have been made. But […]

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New Thinking on Obituaries

Posted on June 11th, 2018
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In the course of doing cremations and burials at Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory in Lewisville, Texas, we frequently are asked about obituaries. Who writes them, how do they get published in local newspapers, questions such as these. Since we do many Dallas cremations, Fort Worth cremations, these inquiries are often focused on the two […]

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Facing Retirement

Posted on June 4th, 2018
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When sportscaster Dick Enberg retired at the conclusion of the 2016 Major League Baseball season, he refused to use the word retirement.  Instead, he said that he “graduated.” Sadly, he passed away a little more than a year later at the age of 82. His story is, in many ways, a familiar one today. Americans […]

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Burial Decisions to be Made

Posted on June 1st, 2018
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How did the recently deceased superstar novelist Philip Roth end up being buried in Bard College Cemetery in a rustic setting, two hours north of the urban axis of Newark/New York that were his stomping grounds? Typical of Roth — he did so with intention and resolution, much as he lived his life. We at Martin […]

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