An Irish Bagpiper

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    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, "SweetJeezuz,Mary'nJoseph, I never seennothin' like that before and I've been putting in septic tanks for twenty years."
     
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    You know why bagpipes are so often played over the dead, don't you?

    The dead are a capitve audience.
     

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