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JOB
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:58 am    Post subject: Homeless man Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I found this on a different site and thought you
folks might enjoy it.

Homeless Man's Funeral:

...Time is like a river. You cannot touch the
water twice, because the flow that has passed will
never pass again.

Enjoy every moment of life.

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 Nova Scotia 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 nothing like that
before and I've been putting in septic tanks for
twenty years."

Apparently I'm still lost...it's a man thing.
 
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Puddles
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:17 am    Post subject: Re: Homeless man Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Great! Now I have to go get a paper towel, I spit coffee all over my monitor! Laughing
 
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D Slater
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:02 am    Post subject: Re: Homeless man Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Nice, had my laugh for the day.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:21 am    Post subject: Re: Homeless man Reply to specific post Reply with quote

hahaha! now THAT is funny.
 
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Billy Shafer
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:59 am    Post subject: Re: Homeless man Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Can I barrow the towels when your done.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:34 am    Post subject: Re: Homeless man Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Amen to that being funny!!
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Homeless man Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I forwarded that same story to my 90y/o mother a couple of years ago. She wrote back: "I didn't know you played the bagpipes"
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:58 am    Post subject: Re: Homeless man Reply to specific post Reply with quote

burst out laughing,sent this to 5 people,4 had the same reaction.Good one. Bill
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:33 am    Post subject: Re: Homeless man Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I've got a buddy that's a fireman and plays bagpipes for the fire department. He got a good laugh out of that story and sent it on to his fellow bagpipe players.
 
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