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General Discussion / Funeral
April 13, 2013, 03:29:42 am
...Time is like a river. You cannot touch the water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every moment of life.
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 hung low, my heart was full.
As I opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, "I never seen nothing like that before and I've been putting in septic tanks for twenty years."
Apparently I'm still lost....it's a man thing.
General Discussion / Last big job of the year
December 31, 2012, 12:02:40 am
This was the last big one of the year. Two loveseats two chairs a window seat, toss pillows all brand new phew nice order to get but glad its gone. I hope Santa got to sit and have a cookie and a drink on this stuff we did get it there on time for him[/URL]

We are having a big auction here in town for this campaign and I built this chair to be auctioned off. The event is being held at a local furniture store (Luxe Home Interiors) this coming Friday night. Its one of the biggest fundraisers in town and 10 designers have each contributed a chair as well, all for auction and we are hoping to raise over $25000.00. This chair began its life as a lowly dining room chair but I fixed that.