The Bagpiper...

The Bagpiper...

Postby Brenda on Sat Dec 26, 2009 8:22 am

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 badly and apologized to the men for being
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
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 twenty years!!!
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