Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Latest Funeral

Haven't really had time to mention this, but it was actually rather fun in a strange way, all done with military precision as one would expect.
For me, the defining moment was when, as the coffin was being taken from the Church, the Piper tuned up, them blew lustily the Lament.
I defy anyone anywhere, especially a Scot, not to feel the frison of a shiver run down his spine and the hairs on the back of his head stand up as the sad, proud notes roll out.
No wonder the Scots were sent into battle first.

3 comments:

Winchester whisperer said...

I'm so sorry you're going to so many funerals KL. Hope you're bearing up.

kinglear said...

Thanks WW - only one more in the offing at the moment on Friday

Winchester whisperer said...

Another? Let's hope they go in 3s and that's all for the moment. At this rate you'll be drinking onshore.