The Bagpiper and the Homeless Man

The Bagpiper and the Homeless Man

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
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 opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say,

"Twenty years I've been putting in septic tanks and I never seen nothin' like that before."

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4 years 22 weeks ago, 2:06 PM

Anonymous

HA!

Dammit i spit my coffee on the screen.HAHAHAHA!!!!

4 years 22 weeks ago, 2:41 PM

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