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Date: Friday, Dec 7, 2001
From: GREG NIX [NIXCLIX@msn.com]
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.
Sat, Jan 29, 2000
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
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
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
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
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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