1978 was a very big year. How many of you are old enough to remember? The Camp David Accords were signed. Harvey Milk was assassinated. Jonestown happened. The first “test tube baby” was born. And in December, Nancy Wilke started working for Whittemore-Durgin.
If you’ve ever called us on the phone, there’s a good chance you’ve spoken to Nancy. Her relationships with customers go beyond simple customer service. She has been the company historian and virtual database, able to pull that obscure part number out of thin air, remember the name of that one special customer from decades ago, or locate the tiny missing set screw from that discontinued soldering iron.
Nancy has helped keep this company running through some difficult times, and has put up with some incredibly challenging customers, employees and vendors. We could not have asked for a more loyal team member.
After 38 years with Whittemore-Durgin, Nancy has decided to retire. Saturday, September 24, will be her last official day with us, and so we invite you to help us wish her all the best by doing any or all of the following:
- Drop by on Saturday, September 24 between noon and 2:00pm for a cook-out in her honor, out in the parking lot at our store in Rockland, Mass.
- Drop by to see her during the week between now and September 24 (she works Mondays 10:00am to 8:00pm, Fridays 10:00am to 4:30pm, and Saturday 8:00am to noon).
- Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org with a sentiment that I can put in a memento book for her. Do you have a story to share? A photo or two? Or a simple good luck wish? Please send it to me at my personal address by Sept. 22, and I will put the collection of notes and photos into a book that she can take with her and treasure.
- Write to her privately at email@example.com
Thank you for helping us honor a fine employee and friend. We look forward to seeing or hearing from you soon.
Kathy and Kevin