For more than 80 years, Bullock’s Jewelry has been a part of Roswell’s history. Yet, in a play premiering this month, Kyle Bullock, the great-grandson of the store’s founder, will focus on the family’s personal history.
Oscar Bullock and his wife Helen started the shop in the 1920s. Their son Dixon attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, where he met and eventually married Pat Hobbs. The couple returned to Roswell to manage Bullock’s Jewelry and together, had two sons, Don and Glen. When Dixon died in the 1970s, Pat and Don, Kyle’s father, took over the company.
But the family’s committment to the business never interfered with its committment to each other. Kyle said a lot of family traditions were built around the business.
For example, the family spent several Christmases working together at the store. Kyle and his sister Heather would help their grandmother make homemade mints and cookies for customers.
“We kind of lived and breathed the holidays there,” he said. “We had a huge sense of pride working together.”
The 20-year-old studies psychology at Lubbock Christian University and plans to pursue a Login to read more