First met Hal and Ann Copeland while performing for the Press Club of Dallas' then annual "Gridiron Shows". They were friends of the late, great advertisiing/public relations guru Maurine Block who invited us over to her home from time to time for homemade (Wick Fowler) chili that the Copelands were experts in making. An SMU alum and AD/PR person like me, I also used to run into Hal at different functions on the Hilltop. He was one of Dallas' top PR counselors and had a sincere love and devotion for his profession and was everyone's friend. RIP Hal E. Copeland. You will be missed.