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#1814022 - 02/10/10 09:56 PM Touching story....
Paul Dobbins Online   content
"Trapperman custodian"

Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: Goldsboro, North Carolina
As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a grave side service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper's cemetery in the Pennsylvania 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 hung low my heart was full.

As I was opened 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."
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#1814033 - 02/10/10 10:00 PM Re: Touching story.... [Re: Paul Dobbins]
K9.Trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/01/09
Loc: Kentucky....14y/o
lol, thats not funny.
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#1814036 - 02/10/10 10:00 PM Re: Touching story.... [Re: K9.Trapper]
K9.Trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/01/09
Loc: Kentucky....14y/o
Paul, thats really not funny..........wrong place or joke?
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#1814045 - 02/10/10 10:03 PM Re: Touching story.... [Re: K9.Trapper]
michael_obrien
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Dude, if this wasn't your site I'd give you a demerit. i had a tear in my eye thinking about it!

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#1814053 - 02/10/10 10:06 PM Re: Touching story.... [Re: ]
K9.Trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/01/09
Loc: Kentucky....14y/o
that aint cool.....i hope your joking, and if you are, shame on you....
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#1814056 - 02/10/10 10:08 PM Re: Touching story.... [Re: K9.Trapper]
droptine11 Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/07/09
Loc: SW, Pa
haha that aint rite but its funny though


Edited by droptine11 (02/10/10 10:09 PM)

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#1814060 - 02/10/10 10:09 PM Re: Touching story.... [Re: K9.Trapper]
Bruce T Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Loc: Northern Maine
Did the Colts give you a call?lol
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#1814094 - 02/10/10 10:25 PM Re: Touching story.... [Re: Bud Guidry]
1oldforester Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Loc: Michigan, Alpena County
+1

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#1814108 - 02/10/10 10:30 PM Re: Touching story.... [Re: 1oldforester]
blindhog Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Loc: southwest Arkansas
That's funny, I don't care who you are!

Now I gotta clean coffee off the screen...

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#1814117 - 02/10/10 10:32 PM Re: Touching story.... [Re: Bud Guidry]
jdw2825 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/30/08
Loc: Metolius, Oregon
Well ive always been a fan of the bag pipes. I love amazing grace on the pipes. I woulda cryed with yall, till that feller piped up lol. Am proud of how you handeled it though

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#1814120 - 02/10/10 10:32 PM Re: Touching story.... [Re: blindhog]
Brian W Offline
trapper

Registered: 06/06/08
Loc: Vermont
hahaha, had me going!

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#1814126 - 02/10/10 10:33 PM Re: Touching story.... [Re: jdw2825]
AlwysFshn Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/16/09
Loc: Bigfork, MN
Too funny, I was fooled.

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#1814168 - 02/10/10 10:49 PM Re: Touching story.... [Re: AlwysFshn]
Jbotto Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/30/08
Loc: MN 20
I just heard that one the other day! Too funny Boss!
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#1814267 - 02/10/10 11:20 PM Re: Touching story.... [Re: Jbotto]
hilltop Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/17/09
Loc: kansas
Had me. hook line and sinker. Woke my wife up laughing so hard.

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#1814348 - 02/10/10 11:42 PM Re: Touching story.... [Re: Paul Dobbins]
TURNER Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/01/07
Loc: New York, Ontario County
Ok Ive got one about as funny, I was going to a ballistic shield shoot in N.J. and there were a whole bunch of cops there. Two of the guys were from NYC and they were brothers always busting each other chops really bad. It was pretty funny especially with their NYC accents. One day we were all eating lunch in the building and we heard some bagpipe music playing from the parkinglot. One of the two brothers said, "Is there someone outside playing the bagpipes?" and the other one said sarcastically, "oh yeah there is a traveling bagpiper outside and he decided to play for you" We looked outside and sure enough there was a cop playing the bagpipes in the parkinglot on his lunch break. I almost wet myself laughing.

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#1814603 - 02/11/10 05:18 AM Re: Touching story.... [Re: wr otis]
bic Offline
"Mr. Sensitivity"

Registered: 01/15/08
Loc: Central Pa. 53
That is funny!
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#1814642 - 02/11/10 05:47 AM Re: Touching story.... [Re: bic]
U.P.trappermark Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/16/09
Loc: U.P. michigan
Paul you had me going, blew coffee everywhere. Well done

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#1814664 - 02/11/10 05:57 AM Re: Touching story.... [Re: U.P.trappermark]
Jonathan Offline
"Wilson"

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Northwestern New York(Elder)
Cute! Bagpipe music at a freshly scented/baited dirthole set on location. Thats innovative.

Jonathan
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#1814693 - 02/11/10 06:09 AM Re: Touching story.... [Re: TexA 68 & going]
wheelers Offline

"Camping Sheriff"

Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: Minnesota
lol

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#1814698 - 02/11/10 06:10 AM Re: Touching story.... [Re: TexA 68 & going]
ack Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/09/08
Loc: Ohio, Old fart to some.
grin grin gringrin grin grin grin grin gringrin grin grin
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#1814706 - 02/11/10 06:17 AM Re: Touching story.... [Re: ack]
tonymalone Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/27/06
Loc: AR. in the delta
lordy mercy, that one had me about to start bawling myself, till i ready the last line, then busted out laughing.

that was a goodun Paul.

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#1814710 - 02/11/10 06:19 AM Re: Touching story.... [Re: tonymalone]
tmrschessie Offline


Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: South Central Nebraska age 64
LMAO woke the wife up .....good onw Paul. Tom

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#1814713 - 02/11/10 06:21 AM Re: Touching story.... [Re: tmrschessie]
BlakeTheTrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/10/07
Loc: Bethany,Missouri
lmao, classic.
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#1814720 - 02/11/10 06:27 AM Re: Touching story.... [Re: tmrschessie]
tuskettrapperman Online   happy
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Loc: Nova Scotia Canada 48yrs
hahaha Paul, I have soft touch for the pipes especially at funerals( real tuff burying my seargent) but busted out at the punch line lol
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#1814725 - 02/11/10 06:32 AM Re: Touching story.... [Re: tuskettrapperman]
Kevmill Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/26/06
Loc: Pennsylvania
LMAO! Thanks Paul needed a good laugh before going outside to dig myself out of this white stuff.....
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#1814793 - 02/11/10 07:27 AM Re: Touching story.... [Re: Kevmill]
Blue Eyes Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/19/07
Loc: Wisconsin
Gee, I didn't know the Boss played bagpipes!!

LOL... smirk

Seriously though, pipes are very dramatic at funerals, many years ago I went to a funeral with pipes played...something about it, difficult to describe.
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#1814809 - 02/11/10 07:35 AM Re: Touching story.... [Re: Blue Eyes]
DerekB Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: New York
nice story

LOL
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#1814874 - 02/11/10 08:07 AM Re: Touching story.... [Re: DerekB]
Ohio Wolverine Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/25/07
Loc: ohio 12 years
LOL I like that one.

Seems theres a few youngsters that just don't get it.

That's the way good jokes are, they lead you on then slam you back to reality with the punch line.
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#1815204 - 02/11/10 11:11 AM Re: Touching story.... [Re: Ohio Wolverine]
trapperreynolds Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/19/08
Loc: Necedah, WI.
copy paste and send to others. lol
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#1815212 - 02/11/10 11:15 AM Re: Touching story.... [Re: K9.Trapper]
Hupurest
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Originally Posted By: K9.Trapper
that aint cool.....i hope your joking, and if you are, shame on you....


Boy, you ain't too bright are ya??????

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#1815215 - 02/11/10 11:16 AM Re: Touching story.... [Re: trapperreynolds]
Hunter50 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/09
Loc: Statesville.,NC
LMAO...good one

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#1815512 - 02/11/10 02:00 PM Re: Touching story.... [Re: Hunter50]
mtbadger Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: Montana
Good one Paul I saw that last week....


Seriously though, pipes are very dramatic at funerals, many years ago I went to a funeral with pipes played...something about it, difficult to describe

How true Blue Eyes how true
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#1815608 - 02/11/10 02:58 PM Re: Touching story.... [Re: U.P.trappermark]
GordonWest Offline
trapper

Registered: 09/17/09
Loc: idaho
first time I've laughed out loud in a long time

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