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Cremation In History: China

Posted on April 20th, 2016
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Have you heard about the Dallas Chinese Community Center’s Asian American Culture Festival this Saturday, April 23? Both Plano and Richardson, Texas have significant ethnic Chinese communities, and we are grateful for and proud of their presence in our community. If you have time this weekend, feel free to visitDFW’s China Town in Richardson for the […]

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Getting Started With Family History

Posted on April 10th, 2016
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Getting Started with your Genealogy So you want to get into your family history, right? But between the internet has so much information that you’re not sure where to begin. Here, I’ll walk you through the absolute basics for those who have an interest in their genealogy but have a difficult time finding their bearings. […]

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In Remembrance of Joe Garagiola

Posted on March 29th, 2016
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Baseball Today When the Final Four disappears into our rear-view mirror, the attention of the sports world will once again focus on Opening Day in Major League Baseball. While MLB can no longer claim to be the “national pastime” – the NFL firmly owns that title – the game is going through a golden era […]

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Easter: A Time To Remember

Posted on March 26th, 2016
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Easter in Texas Here in Texas, by the end of March spring is well on its way, the bluebonnets have bloomed, and everyone is celebrating new life as Easter Sunday approaches. Easter is not only a time of new life as plants and animals renew for the season but a time to honor how death brings […]

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Cremation and Death in Irish History

Posted on March 19th, 2016
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Cremation Practices in Ireland In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day this past week, we at Martin Oaks would like to share some interesting tidbits and theories about cremation practices at one of Ireland’s most famous archaeological sites, Newgrange. Although the past, especially before written history, is difficult to solidly define,  surviving monuments and artifacts in […]

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