This will touch your soul

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    This will touch your soul

    As told by a wonderful gentleman:


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    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 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 hung low, my heart was full.

    As I opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, “I never seen nothin’ like that before and I’ve been putting in septic tanks for twenty years.” ~ Unknown
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    You're a man?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex_C View Post
    You're a man?
    I added a note just for you Alex.
    It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

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    You got me. Good one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex_C View Post
    You're a man?
    No you goofball...look at the end of the story it sez *Author Unknown*

    Well JL being the Blonde I am you struck pay dirt. Two tears, 2 eyes,1 tear each eye and a gut bustin guffaw at the end...Typical woman/man who cares cuz you're STILL LOST!!!
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    Ya know JL you seriously got a couple screws loose!! You remind me of my kin! You gotta be part Texan.:)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex_C View Post
    You're a man?
    Did you really have to ask? I have heard that before, but it's still cute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanlouise View Post
    I added a note just for you Alex.
    Thank you and my apologies, I was a bit confused!

    Neat story!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex_C View Post
    Thank you and my apologies, I was a bit confused!

    Neat story!
    I wouldn't sweat it Alex...I'm runnin on fumes 2day/no sleep in 48H/ and I am semi confused 50% of the time but I don't care no mo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NONAME762 View Post
    I wouldn't sweat it Alex...I'm runnin on fumes 2day/no sleep in 48H/ and I am semi confused 50% of the time but I don't care no mo.
    I feel you brother. Or sister. Whichever is appropriate. Been having awful a-fib today. Combined with the meds it's getting me all kinds of messed up.

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    Thanks for a grand laugh.
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    That was a great story! It definitely caught me off guard at the end.
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    Thanks, I needed that!
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    Being one of the over the hill bunch I had forgot the ending so I did LOL !
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    That was probably one of the Piper's in my MacFarlane Clan. That is when they aren't stealing cattle by the full moon, aka "MacFarlane's Lantern."

    Heard this before, but still a great joke!
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    Dang it, JL! You owe me for a new keyboard! I spewed nose coffee all over this one.
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