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02-02-2010 04:37 AM

Topic tags/keywords: story humor

As a bagpiper, I play many gigs.. Recently I was asked by a funeral
director to play at a grave side 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 being a typical
man I didn’t stop for directions. I finally arrived an hour late and
saw that the
funeral director had evidently left 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,
and 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’ll
tell you what, I never seen nothin’ like that before, and I’ve been
putting in septic tanks for twenty years.”

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#1 posted 02-02-2010 04:43 AM

Yooouuurrr aa vveeerrryy sick man… lmao

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#2 posted 02-02-2010 04:54 AM

Now THAT was funny!!!!!!!

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#3 posted 02-02-2010 05:08 AM

Ah Maaaaaaan!

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#4 posted 02-02-2010 05:10 AM

What a great lift to my day! and I was all prepared to be weeping…..


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#5 posted 02-02-2010 05:21 AM

Wow, You REALLY got me on that one. LOL!!!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#6 posted 02-02-2010 05:43 AM

got me laughing with this one ,

thanks !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 02-02-2010 07:20 AM

oooohhhhhh…I think a little too much electricity got into you Top lol

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#8 posted 02-02-2010 07:34 AM

All right… got me on that one…...printed it off and gave it to my wife and she howled too….........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#9 posted 02-02-2010 07:41 AM

So did they really put the homeless man in the sceptic tank so his remains ended up in the leach field? They must have used some riddex to break down his solid parts in the tank. I think this going green is wonderful but piping him on his way was overkill.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#10 posted 02-02-2010 07:41 AM

Nice story, brought tears to my eyes at the end.

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#11 posted 02-02-2010 07:43 AM


-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#12 posted 02-02-2010 07:46 AM

Fantastic! Went and read it to the wife and she is STILL laughing! Thanks for the UPLIFTING story.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#13 posted 02-02-2010 08:07 AM

Very pathetic story.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#14 posted 02-02-2010 11:52 AM

Funny story, but a tragic end for the septic tank!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 02-02-2010 01:47 PM

got me hook line and sinker lol

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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