Sunday, November 30, 2014

SUNDAY: It's a Man Thing

Mary Zarick has provided us with a hilarious story this Sunday. . .Since I'm about 75% Scottish, it especially hit my funny bone. . .but it's a story you don't want to miss. . .no matter what nationality you come from. . .

"Lay down what’s bothering you, breath in the fresh air
and LISTEN  to this story as told by an avid piper."
"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 was hung low, my heart was full.
As I opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, "I never seen anything like that before, and I've been putting in septic tanks for twenty years."
Apparently, I'm still's a man thing."



Margs Primitive Quilts said...

So funny! Enjoyed reading your past posts. Very talented!

Pamela Gordon said...

Hahaha. That's a great story! :) Who is the little piper in the photo? He's adorable and I love the ornament. Hugs. Pam

Old Time Cindy said...


Florida Farm Girl said...

OH. MY. GOD.!!!!!!!! That is hilarious. Made by day. I'll be laughing and crying every time I think of it!!

pogonip said...

Good thing I wasn't drinking any hot chocolate or it would be all over my keyboard! This is a keeper and I suspect I'll be retelling it many a time. I know one of my bagpipe-playing friends will certainly get a kick out of it!

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