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Saturday, September 17, 2011

A Homeless man's funeral..." 'Obama Da dog'


Obama Da Dog is back with a fun story about a homeless man, actually this was sent in from a friend in Homer Alaska who preferred to remain anonymous, so why not give Obama credit!?

Our condolences go out to this homeless man...
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 Kentucky  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. 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.."

Apparently I'm still lost.... it's a man thing.





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5 comments:

Douglas Dunn said...

via Facebook;"Everyone deserves respectful dignity at the time their life on earth comes to an end!"

James "Kimo" Rosen said...

Amen to dat Bruddah Doug... Debbie glad you liked the blog! ;D)

Anonymous said...

via facebook; James "kimo Rosen, Debbie Eayes and Douglas Dunn like this

Anonymous said...

via facebook;" like this
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Judith Whitehead said...

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