Samuel Underwood 1881 – 1939

Samuel had a milk cart, which was pulled by a faithful horse. He was an asthmatic and Mary was always concerned when he was over due home. On one occasion he was terribly late and panic set into the Underwood household. The horse and cart was eventually spotted coming down the road without its driver. Fearing the worst, Mary ran out to meet it. In the bottom of the cart was Samuel’s unconscious body. Dragging him out of the back she carried him into the house and placed him in their bed. Then she smelt his breath: he was blind drunk. He was soon forgiven. It was Christmas and his customers’ generosity caused his condition. Read more…

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