Got this in the e-mail today and have to pass it on.

@deebomb (15322)
United States
March 14, 2007 1:46pm CST
As a young minister, I was asked by a funeral director to hold a graveside service for a homeless man, with no family or friends. The funeral was to be held at a cemetery way back in the country, and this man would be the first to be laid to rest there. As I was not familiar with the backwoods area, I became lost; and being a typical man did not stop for directions. I finally arrived an hour late. I saw the backhoe and the crew, who were eating lunch, but the hearse was nowhere in sight. I apologized to the workers for my tardiness, and stepped to the side of the open grave, where I saw the vault lid already in place. I assured the workers I would not hold them up for long, but this was the proper thing to do. The workers gathered around, still eating their lunch. I poured out my heart and soul. As I preached the workers began to say "Amen," "Praise the Lord," and "Glory!" I preached, and I preached, like I'd never preached before, from Genesis all the way to Revelation. I closed the lengthy service with a prayer and walked to my car. As I was opening the door and taking off my coat, I overheard one of the workers saying to another, "I ain't never seen nothing like that before and I've been putting in septic tanks for twenty years."
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• United States
23 Mar 07
I can totally picture that happening to someone.
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
24 Mar 07
Me too.
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• United States
15 Mar 07
HAHA...thats hilarious. It took me a second but once I got it I laughed for quite a bit!
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
15 Mar 07
That's why I had to pass it on. Thanks for stoping by.