Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.


    RORYLYONS   138,013
SparkPoints
100,000 or more SparkPoints
 
 
chuckle

Wednesday, February 06, 2013



We all need some humor now & again...

Bagpiper at a 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 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.
SHARE
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DOLPHINSINGER72 2/17/2013 8:26PM

    Giggle. That was a good one. Thanks.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SENATOR9 2/8/2013 9:19AM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BUTEAFULL 2/8/2013 12:13AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MSKRIS7 2/7/2013 10:22AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JACKIE542 2/6/2013 9:54AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MSKRIS7 2/6/2013 9:26AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
KITT52 2/6/2013 8:56AM

    how funny....thanks for the laugh

Report Inappropriate Comment
IUHRYTR 2/6/2013 5:41AM

    So true. emoticon -- Lou

Report Inappropriate Comment
CLWALDRO 2/6/2013 4:36AM

    emoticon I think many can relate to this story

Report Inappropriate Comment
ALICIA214 2/6/2013 12:09AM

 


Ain't it the truth. Thanks for the giggle!!

Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post


Log in to post a comment.
 


Other Entries by RORYLYONS