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Well here are some living people. There's Joe Stoddard, our undertaker, supervising a new made a grave. And here comes Sam Craig a girl first corners boy that left town to go out west
Good afternoon, Joe Stoddard
Good afternoon, good afternoon. Let me see now do I know you?
I'm Sam Craig
Gracious sakes alive! Of all people! I should've knowed you'd be back for the funeral. You've been away a long time, Sam
Yes, I've been away over 12 years. I'm in business out in Buffalo now, Joe-I was in the east when I got news of my cousin's death, so I thought I'd combine things a little and come back and see the old home—you look well.
Yes yes, I can't complain. Very sad, our journey today, samuel
Yes. I always say I hate to supervise when a young person is taken. They'll be here in a few minutes now. I had to come here early today, my son supervising at the home
Old farm in McCarthy! Are used to do chores for him after school. He had lumbago.
Yes we brought farmer McCarthy here a number of years ago
Why, this is my aunt Julia—I'd forgotten that she—of course, of course
Do they choose their own versus much, Joe?
No, not usual. Mostly the bereaved pick a verse.
Doesn't sound like aunt Julia. Well, there aren't many of those Hersey sisters left now, I suppose. Let me see: I wanted to look at my fathers and mothers—
Over there with the Craigs. Avenue F
He was organist at church, wasn't he? Drink a lot we used to say
Nobody was supposed to know about it. He'd seen a peck of trouble. Took his own life, you know?
Oh, did he?
. They tried to hush it up but of course it got around. Chose his own epitaph. You can see it there. It ain't a verse exactly
Why, it's just some notes music—what is it?
Oh, I wouldn't know. It was wrote up in the Boston papers at the time
Joe, what did she die of?
Oh didn't you know? Had some trouble bringing a baby into the world. Was her second, though. There's a little boy about four years old.
And the graves going to be over here—
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