We didn’t communicate that much. My parents just said that Bob likes it back there and what he’s doing. And then when he got some kind of a degree, which is tenure or something? He told his mother about that. He just said, “Well, I’ve been granted tenure” and so on. I don’t think she knew what he was talking about. I don’t know what he was talking about, but evidently it was a big step. So he was happy about it. He was proud of it. My dad evidently investigated it enough to know it was a step in the right direction. And the folks never interfered with what we wanted to do as far as making a living was concerned.

We got the impression that he was going to be there the rest of his life.

John "Jake" Gaudino,
Robert Gaudino's brother