Robert Laurel Bullian, Cowboy, was the first born of Norman and Dale Bullian. He was soon joined by a sister, Dee Dee, and another brother, Kim. Five years later, they were joined by another sister, Terri. The four of them became their own "pack", which stood them in good stead as the family traveled throughout many states in the early years, from Wisconsin, to California, to Idaho, to Michigan, to Texas and finally back to California. His childhood was filled with hours of building model cars and planes (until he was old enough to drive and work on real cars), many large family gatherings and playing the trumpet. While in high school, he was in Junior Achievement and the Navy Reserves. After high school, he joined the Army, where he served in Korea and Germany. After being honorably discharged, he began his first career at First Valley Bank, in Cupertino. He later changed careers and became a professional plumber and eventually managed a plumbing warehouse. Rarely seen without his Cowboy hat on, it was only appropriate that he lived his last decade on a ranch, surrounded by horses, chickens and wildlife. His recent years were devoted to his hobbies of collecting eagles, anything related to Christmas, playing pool and cards, gardening, and yes, still working on cars, both model size and life size. His favorite saying was, "May your trails be long and trouble free." So Cowboy, as we bid you good bye, may God bless you, may you soar with the eagles you so admired, and may you rest in peace, having departed from us way too soon. Happy Trails to you. We will so miss you. . .