Archive for January, 2016

Cops’ Sense of Humor

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

Well, about noon today, on this very chilly Sunday, we were snuggled in, enjoying ourselves.  And all of a sudden, we heard a cacophony from outside….and then….bagpipes!  Playing “The Minstrel Boy”.  Which, of course, we knew was a funeral dirge.

We looked out the front door, and what to our wondering eyes did appear?  Eight men in kilts, playing bagpipes, and drums, marching down the street.  They stopped in front of our neighbor’s home, Mike, the retired NYC cop.  I feared the worst.

Mikes Procession

They played another song, with many neighbors emerging from their homes to watch.  Then they turned and marched back up the street.  I heard them tell my neighbor John “his 65th birthday”….as they were discussing which bar to visit for lunch and a few little cold boat drinks.

Bag Pipes

As I said, a strange sense of humor!!!  But it was an amazing sight, and sound, for a cold Sunday.

All’s well that ends well.  Happy Birthday, Mike!

~ Blonde Gator