[Ansteorra] Mack Cooper of Cooper's Lake Passed
katrinaofyork at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 1 23:52:38 PDT 2011
You also could have found Mac on his Gator with the mower attachment most days
before Pennsic every year (at least the last 14 that I've been playing). Keeping
the Cooper grass at a managable height was his chief duty during the summer.
BTW, Dave also has two sisters, Judy who runs the store and Cindy who is the
merchant coordinator. In fact Judy is sometimes her mom's boss as you can often
find Betty working in the store during Pennsic.
Katrina of York
From: Haraldr Bassi <ansteorra at haraldr.drakkar.org>
To: "Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc." <ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Fri, April 1, 2011 8:54:46 PM
Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] Mack Cooper of Cooper's Lake Passed
Greetings your grace,
Mack and Betty Cooper are the parents of Dave, Kenny and Al cooper. Dave is the
owner/operator of Coopers Lake Campground and has been for many years. Mack
Cooper hadn't been
involved in the day to day stuff in several years, but could be seen every
summer with Betty
passing through the campground on their golf cart. Several times they had
stopped and watched
our spring pole lathe and other things we were doing in camp.
In the early years, he was very instrumental in how Pennsic evolved, given it
was basically his
family business that was playing host.
It is sad, though not entirely unexpected to hear of his passing. He did indeed
have a nice long
I know that my laurel and grand laurel knew him much better than I did, having
camped in his
yard in the past if I recall correctly. My grand laurel, Mistress Morganna, has
been involved in
Pennsic Gate activities more years than I care to think about and worked closely
with all of the
various Coopers over the years.
I know many/most of the Coopers were made granted court baronies in the past,
but don't recall
if it was all of them or a subset. I could certainly consult the household
memory storage and
get a more detailed answer if anyone is interested.
... whose first war was PW12 and has only missed one Pennsic since PW21 (my
second year in
Ansteorra when we were so far under on our house we couldn't manage the expenses
and it really
really hurt to miss it).
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