LowComDom Performances Presents
Story from Scotland
This is such a beautiful story of a bagpiper who was late for a funeral.
The bagpiper 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 buried there.
As the bagpiper was not familiar with the backwoods area, he became lost but finally arrived an hour late. He saw the backhoe and the crew who were eating lunch, but the hearse was nowhere in sight.
He apologized to the workers for his tardiness and stepped to the side of the open grave, where he saw the vault lid already in place.
He assured the workers he would not hold them up for long but that this was the proper thing to do.
The workers gathered around, still eating their lunch. He played out his heart and soul. As he played, the workers began to weep. Going Home, The Lord is My Shepherd, Flowers of the Forest, and he closed the lengthy session with Amazing Grace.
As he was opening the door of his car and taking off his coat, he 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 20 years."