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Old 09-16-2010, 08:31 AM   #1
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A Homeless Man's 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 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."
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Old 09-16-2010, 02:42 PM   #3
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damn it, had that warm and fuzzy feeling inside, about how men can put aside whatever thoughts they may have about the issues of the day, and take a moment to reflect on some poor unfortunate persons soul....and then that went straight to shit !!! Still laughing though !!
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HAHA! that gave me a good break from school. Funny as hell.
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LMAO, that hit close to home. I used to be a grave digger and nearly shed a tear every time the piper showed up and I have put quite a few homeless people to rest with and without services. And Im STILL laughing about that one.
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