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    Default OT This should put a smile on your mug!

    Being into pipes music, the wife's cousin sent this one:

    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, Sweet Jeezuz, Mary 'n Joseph, I have never seen nothin' like that before and I've been putting in septic tanks for twenty years.
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    Glen
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    I am not a lawyer, and never played one on TV!
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    Damn you PTSideshow! I was nearly in tears and all choked up myself... then I got to the last line.

    That's a good one; never heard or read it before.

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    Sorry I don't believe a wordAlistair
    Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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    Thanks, that's the funniest story I've heard in a LONG time.

    Roger

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    Here's a true one. My wife is a minister. She did a wedding once, out in a hillside apple orchard. The bride and groom hired a piper to play. They got through their vows and the piper started in on the recessional. Whereupon a hound belonging to one of the guests got up, walked over, sat down beside the piper, and began to howl.
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    Ah, Glen, you never cease to amaze me. A Piper, huh. Wish you had had the pipes with you at NAMES a couple of years ago when I met you. I like bagpipe music.
    Maybe I will see you again and you will give us a little demo.
    John Burchett
    in Byng OK

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    Not me just like the pipe music! the only instrument I can play is the radio well now the Ipod!
    Glen
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    I am not a lawyer, and never played one on TV!
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    I can hardly see the screen for tears in my eyes ! Thanks for lifting my day a notch Glen
    Ken.

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