But the Friendly Farm, while the major part of Bruce’s life, is not the whole story. After graduating from Wesleyan University, he decided to serve our country as a Peace Corps volunteer. He was assigned to the Philippines, where for two years he worked with indigent farmers and showed them how to start backyard piggeries to supplement their meager income. One of those farmers turned out to be his future father-in-law; he married Jose’s daughter Sylvia during a return visit to the Philippines in 1978.
He also found time to get involved in local politics. His political baptism was in fighting the controversial Dublin bypass back in the 70s and 80s. In the 90s he served 6 years as a Dublin Selectman. Bruce thought his current political office of Dublin Cemetery Trustee would be his last. That was until the stunning results of November 8, 2016. He saw Concord became a microcosm of Washington and knew he had to take action.