Friday, January 22, 2010

Friday funny...

The Bagpiper and the funeral
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; 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 was opening the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, "Sweet Mother of Jesus, I never seen nothin' like that before, and I've been putting in septic tanks for over twenty years."
Have a fun Friday!


Sandee said...

Bwahahahahahaha. Now that's rich.

Have a terrific day and weekend honey. Big hug. :)

Joy said...

I just love that story. Can't you picture it in your mind? :-)

ivana said...

Ciao Sandy!!!

I hope I've understood!
The septic tanks finally have got a very honorable funeral!!!!

Linda said...

Now that's a funny one!! Thank you so much for the Friday giggle!