“Thank GOD GPS came Along”

“Thank GOD GPS came Along”

 

 

 

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 Nova Scotia 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 was hung low, my heart was full.

As I opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, "I never seen anything 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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Comment balloon 6 commentsJoe Petrowsky • November 14 2017 07:48PM

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Good morning Joe - yes appRently this guy really needs a good GPS. 

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 6 months ago

You are a good man, God Bless you!!!

We need more caring people like you in this world!!!

Posted by Sham Reddy, CRS (H E R Realty, Dayton, OH) 6 months ago

Good morning Joe. Many need the help of GPS since asking directions is too hard! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker (Wayne M Martin) 6 months ago

This would be even funnier if it didn't have the ring of truth to it.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) 6 months ago

Thanks for the laugh this morning!

Posted by Leslie Currle, With you, every step of the way (Alcova Mortgage LLC) 6 months ago

GPS, I don't need no stinkin GPS..........I said while still wandering in a dehydrate daze in the Arizona desert.  Thanks for the laugh Joe, once again a clever tail.

Posted by David A. Weaver, 24 years helping folks finance their dreams. (Peoples Bank & Trust Co.) 6 months ago

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