Joke of the day………….

14 07 2011

 

Those that know me well will know I’m a piper (a very below average one at that as I don’t seem to have the time these days) and the above picture is actually quite an accurate image of what my set of Fletcher bagpipes look like….less the really nice sterling silver couplings.  Those that know me will also know we’ve had our own excitement installing a new septic system at our home this past year.  So the joke forwarded from my pops certainly gave me more than a giggle:

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 Kentucky 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 bad 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:

 “I never seen nothin’ like that before and I’ve been putting
in septic tanks for twenty years.”

 Stay in His wakes!

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