Ashes to ashes.

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Post by Andy1964 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:44 pm
A piper who played many gigs ... sometimes weddings, but more often funerals,was recently asked by a funeral director to play at a grave side service for an old hermit who had lived by himself in a cabin in the woods for as long as anyone could remember.

He had no family or friends that anyone knew about, so the service was to be in an isolated area, on a back-road in the hilly Scottish countryside.

As he was not familiar with the area, he got lost and being a typical man didn't stop for directions. He finally arrived an hour late, and saw that the funeral director had evidently gone, and the hearse was nowhere in sight.

There were only the diggers and crew left, and they were eating lunch. He felt bad, and apologized to the men for being late. He went to the side of the grave opening and looked down. It appeared that the plot lid was already in place. He didn't know what else to do, so warmed up his bagpipes and started to play..

The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. He played his heart and soul out for this old man, who had no family or friends, played like never before, for this lonely, reclusive man.

And as he started to play 'Amazing Grace', the workers began to weep. They wept, he wept, and they all wept together. When he finished he packed up his bagpipes and headed to his car. Though his head hung low, his heart was full.

As he was opening the door to his car, he heard one of the workers say, "Sweet mudder of Jesus, I never seen nuthin' like dat before, and I ben putting in septic tanks for me whole life."

Here endeth the lesson[:D]
If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.

Funds paid to date accepted as F&F 16th August 2013, the wait for completion begins.
Wait over....certificate recieved 3rd May 2014


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Post by kallis3 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:47 pm
Sharing from experiences of dealing with debt
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
Bob Marley.
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