This note is going out to a wide audience, but it is especially meant for those of you who consider yourselves loyal customers and friends of Whittemore-Durgin.
My parents started this stained glass business in 1965, and it seems as though everyone in my family has worked here at one time or another. The company has grown, and shrunk, and grown again; and all along we’ve had some of the most loyal, hardworking employees imaginable.
But the one constant was my father, Jim Hepburn. His tireless efforts, his imagination, and his sense of humor infused this company with a unique character and set of values, which we strive to continue to this day.
You might have heard that Dad retired suddenly in August 2005 after a stroke. My husband Kevin and I eventually took the reins, and have kept Dad involved as much as he has been able. The stroke has made it difficult for him to speak and get around, but he continues to read, and enjoy conversations, even to this day ten years later.
He is getting on in years — his 88th birthday is coming up shortly — and naturally he is having some health challenges. We just thought you’d want to know that if he, or this company, holds a special place in your heart, now would be a great time to let him know. I’m sure it would mean the world to him. If you would like to send him a note, you may reply to my personal email address (firstname.lastname@example.org), or by post to the business address (Whittemore-Durgin, 825 Market St., Rockland MA 02370, Attn: Kathy). I will personally deliver your message to him.
Thanks for reading, and on behalf of my family and all of us at Whittemore-Durgin, thank you for your business, and your friendship, all these many years,
President and co-owner,
Whittemore-Durgin Glass Company