The Graveside Service

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  1. BobRicks

    BobRicks

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    A young preacher was asked by a funeral director
    to hold a graveside service for a man who died with
    no family or friends. The funeral was held way back
    in the country and the young preacher got lost on the
    way.

    When he arrived an hour late, he saw a backhoe and
    crew, but the hearse was nowhere in sight. The work-
    men were eating lunch. The diligent pastor went to the
    open grave to find the vault lid in place, but still he
    poured out his heart and preached an impassioned and
    lengthy service. Returning to his car, the young preacher
    felt that he had done his duty and he would leave with
    a renewed sense of purpose and dedication, in spite of
    his tardiness.

    As he got into his car, he overheard one of the workers
    talking in a very serious voice to another worker: "You
    know, I been puttin' in septic tanks for 20 years, and I
    ain't never seen nothin' like that before....Sorta gives
    a whole new meanin' to the term "Holy ........"
     
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