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    As a guitarist I play many gigs. 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 back country. As I was not familiar with the back woods, I got lost.

    I finally arrived an hour late, the funeral official 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, looked down
    to see 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 or friends. I played like I've never played before for this homeless man.

    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 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, "I've never seen nothin' like that
    before and I've been putting in septic tanks for twenty years"

    Cactus Man

  • #2
    Re: The guitar

    Cactus, you made my day!!!!


    • #3
      Re: The guitar

      I love guitar, I play it in my free time and when I feel lonely. I feel very fresh and new after playing it.