Parker County Today PCT June 2018 - Page 65

was the exact amount of money in my pocket.” The Bible verse was added after September 11 th because Sandra believed that “everyone needed comfort after that day.” Since then, multiple people have reached out and thanked them for adding the comforting scripture.  Starting on a Shoelace • General Healthcare • Emergency and Critical Care • Advanced and Routine Surgery • Complete In-House Laboratory • Advanced Dental Procedures • Laser Therapy • Ultrasound • Endoscopy Doctors and staff on premise 24 hours daily for Emergencies and Critical Care. Appointments available Mon.-Fri. 8:30am-6pm; Sat. 8:30am-4pm Dr. Randy Langerhans Dr. Jennifer Parsley | Dr. Pieter Steenkamp | Dr. Jeri Nokes | Dr. Sallye Gregg Dr. Matthew Noland - General and Advanced Dentistry 3713 Fort Worth Hwy., Hudson Oaks, TX 76087 817-341-3331 | We’re Growing to Meet the Needs of Our Community 4D Ultrasound| Next Generation Fetal Chromosome & Genetic Testing In-Depth Cancer Screening, Including BRCA | Urinary Incontinence Surgery & Prolapse Surgery Menopause Treatment & Hormone Replacement | In-Office Sterilization and Endometrial Ablation Now accepting new patients Dr. April Mikes • Dr. Lindsay McBride • Dr. Krista Lemley • Dr. Stephen Stamatis 706 & 710 East Eureka • Weatherford, Texas 76086 • 817.599.7373 If you ask Jerry Waller how he got started in the flooring business that morphed into a county trea- sure, he will tell you simply that it “started on a shoelace.”  “There were a lot of prayers going up or we wouldn’t have made it,” Jerry said. Married in 1974, both Jerry and Sandra are Parker County natives through and through. According to Jerry, Sandra came to Weatherford when she was “real small.” She attended Weatherford ISD and graduated from Weatherford High School. He was raised out in Peaster, attended Peaster ISD and graduated from Peaster High School in 1963. It was not long after that that Waller was build- ing bombs in Fort Worth. He was looking for a new job when he came across a newspaper ad for a floor layer.  “He hired me at $1.50 an hour in 1968,” Jerry said. “When he took off for six months or so and left me there with no pay, I went to work laying carpet for Sears. I worked there for a while and wanted to go to school, but there was not one in the state of Texas. The only one was in Sacramento, CA. It was a three- year course for carpet and three years for Armstrong [carpet]. So, I packed everything up and moved to California. I worked during the day and went to carpet school at night, and [then] found out I could go to Armstrong and vinyl school in another town.” On his days off, Jerry would drive to the connecting town and take the Armstrong course. He eventually found out how to do double time in both schools and finished them in only 18 months.  “I was only able to get my carpet diploma. After graduating, I 63