The World of Grandpa Don

My Father Wrote ...

A girl in every port! Oh wait ... that is the sailor, not the soldier! But their is no reason a solder can't be an opportunist since he will be stationed there only for a brief time. My father mixes the seriousness of war with romance in this, the first of the whimsical poems we present on these pages. The dedicated nurse finds her mind almost clouded by the attempt of the wounded soldier, who may have been a victim of the German use of mustard gas on the battlefield. See Mustard Gas

But it does ring a bell for me. Let's see, after Anne cut me loose and I joined the Navy, there was Myrtle in Beaumont, "What's-'er-Name" in Milwaukee, Janet in Philadelphia, Sally in Charlston ... but no serious commitments or promises. They were all compared to the benchmark back in Chicago and all were found lacking.

Thanks again to my sister Marilyn Copeland for applying the graphics and preparing this page.

My Father Wrote ...

A Shattered Romance
by Alden J. Copeland

Shortly after my introduction to my younger brother and sisters, the Copeland family, in the fall of 2006, my sister Marilyn Copeland sent a copy of "The Return". It was a poem written by our Father. At Christmas of 2007 Marylyn assembled a book of his compositions adding graphics as shown here. .

They have given me an insight into the father I never knew and I share some of them on these pages.

Donald J Plefka
a.ka. Grandpa Don


This work by Alden J. Copeland is the property of my Copeland brother and sisters and, as his children, they retain the copyrights on his works. You may link to these pages but may not copy or publish his work in any media without their expressed permission.

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