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Author:  doc9013 [ 17 Mar 2014, 17:28 ]
Post subject:  The bagpiper

« on: March 12, 2014, 07:48:42 PM » Quote

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As a bagpiper, I play many
gigs. Recently, I was asked by a funeral
director to
play at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had
no family or
friends,
so the service was to be at the pauper's cemetery in the
back country.
As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost and,
being a
typical man, I didn't stop for directions.

I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had
evidently
gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight., There were
only the diggers
and crew left and they were eating lunch.

I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late.
I went to the
side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was
already in
place. I didn't know what else to do, so I started
to play.

The workers put down theirlunches and began to gather
around, I played
my heart and soul for this man with no family and
friends. I played
like I've never played before for this homeless man.

And as I played "Amazing Grace", the workers began
to weep. They wept,
I wept, we all wept together. When I finished I packed
up my bagpipes
and started for my car. Though my head hung low, my
heart was full.

As I opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers
say, "I
never seen nothin' like that before and I've been
putting in
septic tanks for twenty years."

Apparently, I'm still lost...It's a man thing.

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