[OT - I remembered this time]: here we go

Shawn Blc shawnlivecode at gmail.com
Wed May 8 21:35:36 EDT 2013


+1.  Awesome story, lol.


On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 11:08 AM, Peter Haworth <pete at lcsql.com> wrote:

> My friend and ex bandmate David Brewer is a bagpiper and told me this
> story.
>
> 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 out in
> the wilds of California.
>
> 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 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, and 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 was opening the door to my car, I heard one of the worker say,
> "Sweet Mother of Jesus, I never seen nothing like that before and I've
> been putting in septic tanks for twenty years."
>
> Pete
> lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>
>
>
> On Tue, May 7, 2013 at 9:29 PM, Mark Wieder <mwieder at ahsoftware.net>
> wrote:
>
> > Pete-
> >
> > Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 9:15:49 PM, you wrote:
> >
> > > OK, is it open season on musician jokes? 'Cause I got some that will
> > ruffle
> > > a few feathers :=)
> >
> > I'll bet you do. You mean like:
> > What's the definition of perfect pitch?
> > Tossing an accordian in the toilet without hitting the rim.
> >
> > --
> > -Mark Wieder
> >  mwieder at ahsoftware.net
> >
> >
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