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 Post subject: A homeless man's funeral
PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:30 pm 
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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 a 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 their lunches and began to gather around. I played out  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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 Post subject: Re: A homeless man's funeral
PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:00 am 
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Rofl. Freaking awesome!

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