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THE BAGPIPER STORY

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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 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. 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 was opening the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, “Oh My~! I never seen nothing like that before, and I’ve been putting in septic tanks for twenty years.”

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God is Watching the Apples

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The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Christian elementary school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples.

The teacher made a note, and posted on the apple tray, “Take only one. God is
watching.”

Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a
large pile of chocolate chip cookies.

A child had written a note, “Take all you want. God is watching the apples.”

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Red Apples Oil Painting by Artamara, click this link to link to the etsy shop.