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Old 06.06.2012, 12:09
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Recently at a funeral: solemn crappy burial

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 Ohio back-country.
As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost; and being a typical male 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 "Sweet Mother of Jesus, I never seen nothin’ like that before and I’ve been putting in septic tanks for over twenty years."
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Old 06.06.2012, 12:12
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Re: Recently at a funeral: solemn crappy burial

*LMAO*

you know there aren't many good bagpiper jokes these days.
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Old 06.06.2012, 13:32
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Re: Recently at a funeral: solemn crappy burial

LOL. But that'll teach me to read which sub-forum posts are in!
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Old 06.06.2012, 13:54
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Re: Recently at a funeral: solemn crappy burial

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LOL. But that'll teach me to read which sub-forum posts are in!
Me too!

I was even wondering if Chemmie was the piper at the Jubilee party in Zurich, until it said the funeral was in Ohio!
I actually felt quite upset reading this until the punchline, ha ha ha!
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Old 06.06.2012, 14:01
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Re: Recently at a funeral: solemn crappy burial

Thank you. Very funny!
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Old 06.06.2012, 14:15
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Re: Recently at a funeral: solemn crappy burial

thanks me too, very funny
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Old 06.06.2012, 15:10
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Re: Recently at a funeral: solemn crappy burial

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You deserve a thoroughly good kicking for that.
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Old 06.06.2012, 16:14
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Re: Recently at a funeral: solemn crappy burial

Thanks! You really had me.
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Re: Recently at a funeral: solemn crappy burial

nice story, good on you.

but derogatory slang......at a funeral?


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Old 06.06.2012, 17:01
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Re: Recently at a funeral: solemn crappy burial

Um... can't tell if serious or not... (post above).

OP on the other hand - dear me! I also got had.
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Old 06.06.2012, 17:37
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Re: Recently at a funeral: solemn crappy burial

The grass is always greener....

above a septic tank.
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Old 06.06.2012, 17:42
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Re: Recently at a funeral: solemn crappy burial

My chin was shaking.......... until the punch line and then I had to laugh very quietly, lest my boss should realise I am not working.....
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Old 06.06.2012, 17:50
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Re: Recently at a funeral: solemn crappy burial

You mean.... you didn't share it with ur boss!!

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