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#1 Flure

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 11:14 PM

I met the man in Jacksonville at the weekend and he was telling me how he had travelled up from Miami for the match. He told me this touching story.......

As a piper, I've played many gigs. Anything for a buck and to subsidise my travels.

Arriving in Jacksonville 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 paupers' cemetery in the Florida back country in America.

As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost and, being a typical man, I didn't stop to ask for directions.

I finally arrived an hour late, and saw that the funeral director had evidently left, and the hearse was nowhere in sight.

The only people left were the gravediggers crew, and they were eating their lunch.

I felt bad and apologised to the men for being late.

I went to the side of the grave and looked down.

The 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 round.

I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family and friends. For this homeless man I played as I'd never played before.

As I played 'Flowers of the Forest' the workers began to cry. They cried; I cried; we all cried together. When I finished, I packed up my bagpipes and started to go to my car. Though my head was hanging low, my heart was full to bursting.

As I was opening 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."

Edited by Flure, 31 May 2012 - 11:15 PM.

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#2 WillfaeSwindon

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 11:30 PM

:lol:

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#3 Jimmy`s Lassie

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 11:32 PM

:lol:


Will, do you not get out much these days? :wink2:

That joke is nearly as old as Flure himself :d
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#4 WillfaeSwindon

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 11:36 PM

Will, do you not get out much these days? :wink2:

That joke is nearly as old as Flure himself :d

Its just I can imagine KB2 doing that! :lol:

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#5 Flure

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 11:48 PM

Will, do you not get out much these days? :wink2:

That joke is nearly as old as Flure himself :d

Oi!

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#6 hannibal smith

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 06:59 AM

Its just I can imagine KB2 doing that! :lol:


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#7 Scunnered

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 07:45 AM

Its just I can imagine KB2 doing that! :lol:


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#8 Padre Andrew

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 04:48 PM

Nothing wrong with an old joke. Eh, Flure?

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#9 SteveMcD

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 05:43 PM

Nothing wrong with an old joke. Eh, Flure?


Don't think that he knows any other sort...

#10 Pistonbroke

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 09:34 PM

If i can pin a date down (I was thinking of a cold, wet, Tuesday, some February), I'm going to book Colin to play at my send-off.

It won't matter whatever dirge I choose as I'm consigned to the big fire, his piping means every tune sounds the same. :wink2:

#11 mariokempes56

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 11:36 AM

This is he (undercover) in Jax Hooters. He was given $50 by some Americans but unsure why..

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#12 Pistonbroke

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 11:38 AM

This is he (undercover) in Jax Hooters. He was given $50 by some Americans but unsure why..

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Which one is KB?

#13 Flure

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 11:39 AM

This is he (undercover) in Jax Hooters. He was given $50 by some Americans but unsure why..

Which was promptly passed to the Tartan Army Sunshine Appeal.

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#14 Doric

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 12:57 PM

Which was promptly passed to the Tartan Army Sunshine Appeal.

Merci beaucoup!


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#15 WillfaeSwindon

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 06:06 PM

This is he (undercover) in Jax Hooters. He was given $50 by some Americans but unsure why..

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To get him to stop playing? :blink:

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