Bruno Paul John Biography by Kathryn Hurd
B.P.’s granddaughter, Molly, perceived Bruno Paul John a ‘man’s man’: outgoing and capable, and most comfortable in the company of his fellows. To his relatives he exhibited quirks of character that were both irritating and endearing. His sparse education left him short in math skills. Once when the IRS was ‘on him’, he told his Italian lawyer, “Casiro, just give them a bunch of numbers and confuse them”
He thrived on business-oriented activity, which is how he chose to spend the majority of his time. In fact, his associations with members of his family generally centered on some aspect of the operation of the furniture factory or real estate holdings.
From page 61 of Bruno Paul John, An Oregon Legacy, 2000“
Our past business associates welcomed the book about the B.P. John Furniture Factory and the history of Johns Landing. As you know, my mother (B.P.’s daughter), now suffers from Alzheimer’s. But when she held your book in her hands her memory became crystal clear, and she told me stories about her father and their life. She said, ‘This is a very good book.’ Her reaction is worth more than anything else. Our family is happy that we asked you to write this history.”
Yours truly, John Condon (grandson of B.P. John)