Sunday, March 23, 2008

A Louisiana Legend Gone- Al Copeland Dies in Germany

I had a good friend that was Nanny to his kids and saw the Copelands up close and personal. She went with them on some exciting trips. She had some stories to tell. Perhaps now she will write that book.

The New Orleans Picayune has a pretty good write up on the man in this breaking story. May he rest in peace.


Anonymous said...

Some regarded this guy derisively as new rich white trash. Some are born on third base and think they hit a triple. This guy hit his own stand-up triple -- H/S dropout and for a time lived in the projects.

From the Times Pic article - "After six months, Chicken on the Run was still losing money. In a last-ditch effort, Copeland chose a spicier Louisiana Cajun-style recipe and reopened the restaurant as Popeyes. In its third week of operation, Copeland's revived chicken restaurant broke the profit barrier."

Interesting what a small change can make in one's destiny.

trash (Nuevo riche debris blanc for the snooty types).

James H said...

He waswas something else. It was a legend and lived life large for good or for bad lol. He had drive and was always looking to the next project