Grief and New York

Posted on August 13th, 2018
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We have had two very difficult weeks here at Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory in Lewisville, Texas. When you operate a deathcare service, it’s customary to witness the full range of emotions associated with a passing — but this time, we weren’t providing care for a third party, rather we were in the position of […]

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The Afterlife of Doctor Gachet

Posted on April 12th, 2018
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  “The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.” So said Roman writer, politician, orator and philosopher Cicero well over 2,000 years ago. Our work with Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory in Lewisville, Texas has convinced us of the precision of Cicero’s words. Time and again we have talked with […]

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The Unfortunate Burial of Tennessee Williams

Posted on March 1st, 2018
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We have written in this space many times about the importance of pre-planning your own deathcare. Whether you prefer a cremation, a cremation with service, a Dallas cremation, a Denton cremation, traditional funeral, traditional burial, whatever your choice, we always recommend pre-planning. Our piece on Humphrey Bogart’s death and cremation — which was not carried […]

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Don Meredith’s Journey Back Home to Mount Vernon

Posted on January 8th, 2018
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As you may expect, the final arrangements a client makes prior to passing are often times as defining as any particular event or episode in their lives.  At Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory here in Lewisville Texas, we have often noted that the choice of a grave marker, the inscription on that marker, the care with […]

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Great Expectations and the Morgan Library

Posted on December 29th, 2017
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Talk about scary moments in cemeteries. At Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory, we have some stories, but perhaps the most frightening cemetery moment of all for us occurs at the beginning of David Lean’s magnificent film of Charles Dickens “Great Expectations.” This being the end of December, the unofficial Dickensian month of the year (especially […]

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