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Bagpiper's Story

Discussion in 'Laughter Is The Best Medicine' started by citico, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. citico

    citico Legend

    May 18, 2004
    As a bagpiper, I was once asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man who had no family or friends.
    The funeral was to be held at a new cemetery in the remote countryside and this man would be the first to be laid to rest there.

    As I was not familiar with the area, I became lost and being a typical man, did not ask for directions.
    I finally arrived - an hour late. I saw the backhoe and the crew who were eating lunch but the hearse was nowhere in sight.

    I apologized to the gravediggers for my lateness and stepped to the side of the open grave where I saw the vault lid already in place.

    I assured the workers I wouldn’t hold them up for long but that this was the proper thing to do. The workers gathered around, still eating their lunch. I played my heart and soul out.

    As I played, the gravediggers began to weep. I played like I'd never played before, from ‘Going Home’ and ‘The Lord is My Shepherd’ to ‘Flowers of the Forest’. I closed the session with ‘Amazing Grace’, then solemnly and quietly walked to my car.

    As I opened the car door, I overheard one of the workers say to another, "I’ve never seen anything like that before and I've been putting in septic tanks for twenty years."
  2. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
  3. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    Good one! :D

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