The World of Grandpa Don

My Father Wrote ...

Persistence in the face of disappointment is the thought here. Did the fact that he was in the cavalry for three years and still a private have anything to do with these thoughts? But interestingly, he speaks of both material and spiritual advancement. Did my father have questions about his spirituality, as did I at that age, and was he a bit frustrated that the answers were not forthcoming, as was I?  Did he intend this advice for some unknown other or was he addressing himself?

Whatever his motivations to set these thought down on paper his advice is sound. Even the act of trying is an accomplishment. I call it living life to the fullest and living successfully. Doing so feeds on itself. I am reminded of the essay I wrote some years ago. It is called "You need not look. It will find you." .There is no doubt that my father and I thought alike. 

Thanks for Marilyn's artwork of the little guy pushing the ball.

My Father Wrote ...

Keep Going
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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