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Appealed to me

- 21 May 2013, 08:05
Bagpiper at a  funeral

I found this anonymous  article deeply moving… I hope you do too.
Read to the  end 20130522_appealed to me

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  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  homeless man with no family and friends,
and played like I’ve  never played before.
When 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,
“I  never seen nothin’ like that before and I’ve been putting  in
septic tanks for twenty  years.”
                                                                                              Apparently, I’m still lost…  It’s a man thing. 

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