started working at GJ’s summer or fall of 1978 when his
sister Cathy (friend of Steph) told him they were hiring.
Filled out the application, was hired on the spot and
started working right away. It took a whole seven days
before he got sat down by Steph and told his performance was
not up to par. Wow, his first job and he may be through in
one week. He evidently improved his work ethic enough to
keep his job, and not resort to a life of petty crime. He
learned all kind of important stuff such as washing dishes
by hand, bussing tables, and the fact that carpet (in the
movie theater) can actually be swept with a broom. Todd
Miller was hired next, followed a bit later by Tim Murray as
driver, and then Ross. Bruce lasted two years at Grand
Junction and remembers Rosy’s broken nose when he was
robbed, Toad’s flipping a knife in the air and catching it
by the handle most of the time. (The nicks in his hands
showed us how often he missed.) And Tim’s Toyota that he
drove like a madman.
liked working at GJ’s so when he left he was hired at Mr.
Gatti’s in the Promenade shopping center thinking he would
enjoy any work at a pizza place. He was sorely mistaken.
After two weeks he quit and was hired at JCPenney’s at
Prestonwood Mall and had to wear a suit for the next nine
graduated from LeTourneau College (www.letu.edu)
in 1985 as an airplane pilot/mechanic and eventually moved back
to the Dallas area to find work. While in Dallas, he met a
newly arrived Californian, Jeni Heald, and they were married in
1988. By 1990, the two of them moved to Kenya in East Africa to
work with a Christian Organization called Africa Inland
and www.aimair.org) They were based in Kenya for eight years
and Zaire for three and returned to Dallas in 2001 with three
children. They are now comfortably living in suburbia
Carrollton with Brooks in high school, Katelyn in middle school
and Andrew in elementary school (as of spring 2009) with all of
the associated travel and expenses.
Bruce and Family
Not having many dirt, grass or mud
airstrips in the North Texas area, no famines or outbreaks of
exotic diseases, Bruce went to work for American Eagle Airlines,
the regional feed for American Airlines. He is now a First
Officer (co-pilot) flying the 50 seat Embraer 145 jet.
spare time, he has started a Handy-Man business in the
Carrollton, SouthWest Plano area called Creative Solutions –
attends Hebron Community Church.
understand my children’s video games, and then beating them…
hobbies, see “Work” above (flying and home improvement…)