Friday, March 16, 2012

Friday Funnies...!

I thought that we would start a new tradition here at the Hermit's.

All week long we hear almost nothing but bad news, so I figured that throwing in just one day of frivolity couldn't hurt! Nothing caps off the week like a grin. Heck, nothing starts off the week like a little humor, either! Here's hoping this helps a little.


As a Piper, 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 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 NOTHIN' LIKE THAT BEFORE AND I'VE BEEN PUTTING IN SEPTIC TANKS FOR TWENTY YEARS."

Apparently I'm still lost....it's a man thing!

We all know someone like this guy, right? Someone that won't ask directions when a little turned around! Heck, I've done that very thing. Anyway, I thought you might find a little humor in this!

How about fresh coffee on the patio this morning? Homemade bread with honey and butter on the side...or jelly, if you prefer!

13 comments:

The Griper said...

you sure you can find the coffee pot, Jim? :)

MsBelinda said...

That is a good tradition to start Hernit Jim. Don't know why men wont ask for directions.

They should of sent a woman to play at the funeral, she would of found it :D

George said...
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Ben in Texas said...

Well, just Thanks for that!!! Now I need a new cuppa cause I just spit mine!!! LOL LOL LOL

Baby Sis said...

Bubba -

Always a good story, and the start of a new great tradition. Thanks.

Got any apple butter to go with that bread? Ummm-ummmm! My Cheerios are going down kinda dry right now.......

George said...

That's me that deleted above. On the reread, it didn't come out right.
Here's what I want to say:
Thanks for the great laugh. I burst out right out loud. On a serious note (this is the part I got wrong) there really is nothing like Amazing Grace by bagpipes to bring to life any sadness inside. It is a very moving combination.
Thanks for the new tradition. This one is really really good.

Modern Day Redneck said...

I promise, I have really been trying to post good stuff and forget about the bad but you are right, I little laughter is always better than the always hating.

Bob from Athens said...

Read some where a while back that someone asked an old mountain man, think Jeremiah Johnson, if he was ever lost during his travels. He stood there and though for a minute then answered nope, but I was a mite confused for about three months one time.

HermitJim said...

Hey Griper...
Now THAT is one thing that I will always be able to find no matter how feeble minded I get!

Thanks for coming by this morning!


Hey MsBelinda...
I think that's why marriage was invented, so that men would have a co-pilot!

I sure appreciate the visit today!


Hey Ben...
I thought you might get a bang out of this one!

Sorry about the coffee! Thanks, buddy, for coming by this morning!


Hey Sis...
I'll bet I can rustle up some apple butter somewhere!

You and the hubby be careful on your trip, OK?

Thanks for coming over this morning, Sis!


Hey George...
I'm certainly glad you liked it!

Nothing wrong with laughing out loud...scares away the bad spirits!

I sure do appreciate you dropping by today!


Hey Redneck...
Nothing like a little humor to brighten the day!

I understand that laughter is good medicine as well!

Thanks, my friend. for coming by this morning!

HermitJim said...

Hey Bob...
Now that sounds a lot like me!

Have to admit, that's a good way to put it!

Thanks for coming over today!

BBC said...

That joke is almost as old as I am.

edifice rex said...

That was great! I think this new tradition is a good idea!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi HermitJim, I have been doing my own version of Friday Funnies for awhile, whenever I can come up with a fun photo that I have taken myself. I enjoyed your take as well, even if I already heard this joke before...humor is always worth a repeat.