“How much of life how much of joy is buried with our darling boy” – this is the heartfelt epitaph on the grave stone of Albert Hathaway Samsill – a random grave stone in County Cemetery located in the Lubbock (Texas) County listing of cemeteries. I picked County Cemetery randomly because it had only 19 internments, probably of people long forgotten.
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