As a bagpiper, I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside
service for a homeless man who had no family or friends. The funeral
was to be held at a cemetery in the remote countryside and this man
would be the first 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 Jazuz, Mary'n Joseph, I never seen
nothin' like that before and I've been putting in septic tanks for
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