Monday, March 31, 2008

My "New Orleans" Moment

As many of you know, Al Copeland (founder of Popeye's Fried Chicken) died last week. His funeral was today. I heard that his mausoleum was surrounded by his cars, motorcycles, a speedboat, two monster trucks, and his racing boat. Approximately 10 racing cars and sports cars with several motorcycles between them were parked nearby. Wow!

This afternoon, as I was driving back to work from the MMS, I was stopped at a red light, and suddenly a whole legion of motorcycle cops comes cruising by, lights and sirens going strong. Then, a hearse, followed by a Rolls, a Bentley, and approximately 15 stretch limos. Hmmm...what anonomyous citizen of New Orleans could have possibly been in that hearse? The crazy thing is, that's probably the closest I've ever gotten to Al Copeland in my life!

So, I guess that's my "New Orleans" moment, morbid but true!

1 comment:

Louisiana Rose said...

His obit was very interesting. A real "rags to riches" kind of guy, and alot more of a philanthropist than people seemed to realize. May he rest in peace.