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Star lover
March 6th, 2019, 08:00 AM
As a guitarist, 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 pauperís cemetery in the back country. As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost.

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 tothe men for being late. I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was already in place. I didnít 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 Iíve never played before for this homeless man.

And as I played ĎAmazing Grace,í the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished I packed up my guitar and started for my car. Though my head hung low, my heart was full.

As I opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, ďI never seen nothiní like that before and Iíve been putting in septic tanks for twenty years.Ē

Apparently, Iím still lostÖ

KarenC
March 6th, 2019, 08:28 AM
Good laugh to wake up to this morning.

baslp
March 6th, 2019, 08:29 AM
Anita— this story had me in tears too — from laughing.

sew-what2015
March 6th, 2019, 09:24 AM
OMG, Anita! I spit out my tea all over the table. Thanks for starting my day off with laughter.

Rhonda K
March 6th, 2019, 09:44 AM
You may be lost but your heart is in the right place. Blessings to all for the special send-off.

SuzanneOrleansOntario
March 6th, 2019, 10:11 AM
Good for splitting my ribs.

amartin24
March 6th, 2019, 10:25 AM
Definitely laughed out loud! Good to start the day off with a nice laugh!

grammaterry
March 6th, 2019, 11:20 AM
Okay, you got me and|I truly laughed out loud.

cv quilter
March 6th, 2019, 11:26 AM
Super cute. Made me smile. I needed that this morning. Thanks.

Navy Wife
March 6th, 2019, 11:41 AM
What a great way to start my day...with a big laugh! Thanks Anita!

nativetexan
March 6th, 2019, 02:23 PM
Oh my, I think I woke my Granddaughter laughing!!! I do cry when ever I hear Amazing Grace sung. I love the old songs/hymns sung in old movies. the only time i get to hear them. just lovely.

Jean Sewing Machine
March 6th, 2019, 04:13 PM
Gosh, I was beginning to shed a tear too, then I read the last line! Thanks for the great laugh!

geegeequilts
March 6th, 2019, 04:34 PM
Anita, okay, no tea this time. Thank goodness today it's iced coffee..would've been a bigger mess. You are a rascal, lol.

You know I love ya.

Gina

GuitarGramma
June 5th, 2019, 11:21 PM
Anita, I was so excited to find out that you play guitar!

Had I been drinking tea, it would have cleaned out my sinuses.

You got us all!

sewbizzy
June 5th, 2019, 11:50 PM
You got me too! Thanks for the laugh!