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eMailed Memories 
of Dr. A. Dain Samples,
Comments on this site,
and Tributes from surfers:

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Date: Friday, Dec 7, 2001
(2nd Cousin)


My only memory of Dain, was at our family reunion (1980). He had an Apple computer that we were playing around with. We were setting up lemonade stands in a program that he had. He had a few more games also, one was a chess game. I enjoyed chess even at that age. I played & played against that computer & finally beat it by a draw. I just remember how amazed he was at that feat. I was pretty amazed too, & I'm sure it was a matter of luck. I had a lot of fun that year, & I owe a lot of it to Dain. From what I have come to learn about him, he was a very special man, that made a major impact with his life. In so many different ways. This is a nice site in memory of Dain, & I'm honored to share my experience with all of you. God Bless.

Date: Sat, Jan 29, 2000
From: Linkhart, Rebecca Ashley [RALinkhart0@mcnet.milligan.edu] 

(Scholarship Recipient)

I looked at your website about your brother and surfed around for a while; I had no idea about him. I am very thankful and proud to receive a scholarship in his name. I know it must be a great loss for you to miss your brother, I have an older sister who is my best friend and who has played a major role in shaping my life. It is good to know that you only have to miss him for a short time though and you can spend eternity with him in Heaven. 


Date: Thu, Oct 21, 1999
From: Theresa Maupin Lambert [lambertc@preferred.com]
(Childhood Friend)


One memory stands out in my mind that involves Dain. One Sunday night after church your parents invited us over for pizza. I remember my sister Tami and I were so excited because you may not know this but all the Hales Chapel girls thought you Samples boys were soooooo cute. In fact Tami and I discussed many times that when we grew up we wanted to marry Dain or yourself. I don't think we ever determined who would marry who, but anyway we were excited. I remember Dain helping your dad make the pizza's and there were always deep discussions, which I didn't understand at the time, but I remember thinking he's so smart! I also remember the feeling of love in your house. Not just the love shown by your family members, but Gods love. It is still evident every time I see your parents or in a letter written to mine, and in the pages you have created so that a struggling Christian like myself can stumble upon and receive a great blessing. Again, Thank You


Date: Sun, Sept 19, 1999
From: Randy Samples [SAMFAM@concentric.net]

I was just looking at your sight with all the links and happened upon the link to Dain.  Reading it I realized that I really missed out by not knowing him better. 

As I read the comments of all, a tear came to my eye. I guess the older you get the more family matters so much. I just wanted to say thank you for the page. 

I hope that you and you family are doing well.

Date: Thu, 24 Jul 1997 13:18:28
From: Bruce R. Montague [brucem@cse.ucsc.edu]
(Former Colleague) 

Dain and I worked together pretty close for about a year, and kept in touch/crossed paths for 4-5 years after that (we worked together in 1981 (I think) at the NPS). The last time I talked to Dain was probably in 1990... I think I slipped through the cracks somehow and didn't hear of his unfortunate death till around the time I put my page together, late last year (1996).

Dain and I almost always went to lunch with Dr. Hamming in the officers club at the NPS, I'll always remember those free-wheeling discussions... that was a beautiful place also, pretty gardens and peacocks...

Date: Wednesday, July 23, 1997 10:40:03 PM
From: Lowellette Lauderdale [lauderll@email.uc.edu]
(Family Friend)

The site looks great. You put a lot of work into it and it shows. I'm sitting at a computer in Annie Laws Computer Lab in Teachers College at the University of Cincinnati. Every time I look at the desktop I see an icon with C++. (Didn't Dain work on C++? I think he did.) Anyway, every time I sit at a computer in Annie Laws I see that C++ and it makes me think of Dain. Thanks to all of you for letting me be a part of your very special family.

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