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Re:This story got me all choked up
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This story got me all choked up 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
Subject: "Bagpipes in Nova Scotia"

Time is like a river. You cannot touch the 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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Re:This story got me all choked up 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
Good one!!!
 
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Re:This story got me all choked up 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
goddammit!

 
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Re:This story got me all choked up 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
I have run a Cemetery for over 20 years, and have heard the bag pipes played many times at the grave site, gives me chills every time!
 
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Re:This story got me all choked up 1 Year, 5 Months ago  
I didn't see that coming. Good one.
 
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