Had to share.......

Discussion in 'The Chatter Box' started by goathappy, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Got this from a friend:

    Country Funeral Story

    As a young minister in Virginia , I was asked by a funeral director to
    hold a grave-side service for a homeless man, who had no family or
    friends. The funeral was to be held at a new cemetery way back in the country, and
    this man would be the first to be buried there.
    I was not familiar with the backwoods area, and I soon became lost.
    Being a
    typical man, I did not stop to ask for directions.

    I finally arrived an hour late. I saw the backhoe and the open grave, but the hearse was
    nowhere in sight. The digging crew was eating lunch.

    I apologized to the workers
    for my tardiness, and I stepped to the side of the open grave. There I saw
    the vault lid already in place. I assured the workers I would not hold them
    up for long, as I told them that this was the proper thing to do.
    The workers gathered around the grave and stood silently, as I began to
    pour out my heart and soul.
    As I preached about 'looking forward to a brighter tomorrow' and 'the
    glory that is to come,' the workers began to say 'Amen,' 'Praise the Lord,'
    and 'Glory!' The fervor of these men truly inspired me. So, I preached and
    I preached from Genesis to Revelation. I finally closed the lengthy service with a prayer, thanked the men,
    and walked to my car.
    As I was opening the door and taking off my coat, I heard one of the
    workers say to another, 'I ain't NEVER seen nothin' like that before, and I've
    been puttin' in septic tanks for thirty years!'
  2. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    LOL! That was pretty good Sarah... :ROFL:

  3. Sonrise Farm

    Sonrise Farm Guest

    Sep 18, 2008
    snicker. :slapfloor: