Coupland is not just a place. It’s people. All sorts of people. And everyone has their own brand of distinctiveness. We have our share of colorful characters but even the quiet and unassuming folk deserve our attention. A wise man once said, “Thou art even as a finely tempered sword concealed in the darkness of its sheath and its value hidden from the artificer’s knowledge. Wherefore come forth from the sheath of self and desire that thy worth may be made resplendent and manifest unto all the world.”*
My goal is to give everyone a chance to shine. I want to get to know my neighbors . . . to learn where they came from and where they are going. Perhaps you are a fifth-generation Couplander. Maybe you just moved to Coupland. Maybe you are one of the movers and shakers of the community or maybe you go about living your life quietly, behind the scenes. You have value. Regardless of your social status, you are part of the fabric of this community and I want to make sure that your life is acknowledged and appreciated.
Stewart Dale Spencer
*The Hidden Words of Bahá’u’lláh, US Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1985 reprint, Page 52