Monday, August 31, 2009
Workin for the weekend !
I know it is only Monday ,But I can't wait for that long weekend that is heading our way WOOHOO! I look forward to packing up the old jeep and taking off for one last long weekend adventure .
Everyone have a GREAT week !
Here is something to give ya a giggle !
The Irish Funeral Bagpiper
As a bagpiper, I was asked by a funeral director to play at a grave side service for a homeless man who had no family or friends. The funeral was to be held at a cemetary in the remote countryside and this man would be the frist to be laid to rest there.
As I was not familiar with the backwoods area, I became lost and being a typical man, did not stop for directions. I finally arrived an hour late. I saw the backhoe and the crew who were eating lunch but the hearse was nowhere in sight.
I apologized to the workers for my tardiness and stepped to the side of the open grave where I saw the vault lid already in place. I assured the workers I would not hold them up for long but this was the proper thing to do. The workers gathered around, still eating their lunch. I played out my heart and soul.
As I played the workers began to weep. I played and I played like I'd never played before, from 'Going Home' and 'The Lord is My Shepherd' to 'Flowers of the Forest.'
I closed the lengthy session with 'Amazing Grace' and walked to my car. As I was opening the door and taking off my coat, I overheard one of the workers saying to another, "Sweet Jeezuz, Mary' n Joseph, I never seen nothin' like that before and I've been putting in septic tanks for twenty years..."
Posted by Laura at 10:52 AM