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  • nanawaggs
    Hi, Vicki ~ I sure didn't see that one coming.....thanks for the smile!!!

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  • VickiB
    started a topic The Funeral

    The Funeral

    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
    Kentucky 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 bad 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.