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5 years 2 weeks ago, 6:20 PM

Pkato

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Bagpipes

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 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 was 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."

Patrolman Kato
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They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone
under independence. -- George Washington
5 years 2 weeks ago, 6:32 PM

raffycanlas

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lmao

thats good!

I'm just another damn yankee with a loaded gun looking for some fun!
5 years 2 weeks ago, 11:13 PM

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great one pkato..

Still say you and Sam need to go on the road...

a man has to hold his word, hold his beliefs, and hold a good sight picture.

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