Friday, July 14, 2017

Friday Funny

As a guitarist, 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. I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight. There was only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch. I felt bad 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 guitar 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.”

Apparently, I’m still lost…

10 comments:

  1. BOL - Mom says thanks for the really good laugh:)

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

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  2. BOL! That is so funny!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  3. Oh, my stars, is that funny!!!!!!!

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  4. Oh my, you got me. That was really good, LBJ. *grin*

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  5. BTW, I nominated you for One Lovely Blog award. The post will go up tomorrow. Do with it what you will. :)

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    1. That's pawsome. Thank you so much for the honor!

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