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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-19-2015, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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Amazing Grace..

Time is like a river. You cannot touch the same water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every moment of life. 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 Nova Scotia 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 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 was hung low, my heart was full.

As I opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, "I never seen anything like that before, and I've been putting in septic tanks for twenty years."



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Super funny Ponch, Still laughing.

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and i almost thought you were serious, thinking to myself "what a selfless act"

and then you deliver. oh man, thanks for that. now my head hangs low.
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You got me! I definitely didn't see that ending coming.

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At least you didn't play a banjo.
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Visions of Ponch playing the bagpipes floating in my head.................

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I was wandering why you hadn't brought the pipes out at our little get togethers. ..and how awesome of you to go all the way to the back country of Nova Scotia from Austin for a homeless man's funeral!

I'm sorry for everything I've ever said that has offended you up to this point and for the stuff I'll say that offends you tomorrow. Check back with me next week about all the new offensive stuff...
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I was wandering why you hadn't brought the pipes out at our little get togethers. ..and how awesome of you to go all the way to the back country of Nova Scotia from Austin for a homeless man's funeral!
so you bought this story and yor only takeaway is I'm a Bagpiper from New Scottland..?
this nex gig in the kanyuns is gonna be way too ez phunn. poncho




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An old joke I have seen many times before, but still funny!
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That's funny right there


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