Whitney Family Letter
We hope that this letter finds you well in 2016. This has been another eventful year for our family and our family businesses.
In recent years, we have had to report news of our family being reduced as loved ones passed away. This year, we are happy to report that our family is growing again! Our niece, Brooke Whitney Lindquist, and her husband, Brian, introduced to us their baby girl, Annie Mark Lindquist. Additionally, our nephew, Alec Stanke, has announced his engagement to Emily Mohr. They have marriage plans for January, 2017!
Our kids have had very active years and they are all coming into their own.
Michon, 13 excels in her academics, enjoys downhill skiing, soccer, paddling her kayak, chorus, playing the Ukulele. Michon is beautiful, fun and compassionate of others. While her social life is a little more independent of her family, she remains grounded and loving in her family interactions. I think that she is still and always will be Daddy’s little girl.
Ashton, 10, loves downhill skiing, soccer, paddling his kayak, considers himself a guinea hen farmer, and recently joined the grammar school band, playing trombone. He is enjoying school and is doing well academically. Ashton is very imaginative and he applies his gift in creative writing pieces. Coleton, 10, has had an outstanding year in athletics. His Little League baseball all-star team earned the district title for 9/10 year old for the first time in Machias Area Little League history.
Coleton loves downhill skiing, basketball, soccer, running, paddling, magic. Coleton excels in his academics and he is respected by his teachers and peers.
Holly and I remember with a little humor that we were engaged after dating for only 17 days in September, 1998. Married June 25, 1999, we can’t believe how fortunate we are to have each other and we also can’t believe how fast time has flown. As time passes, we are reminded of how blessed we are to have each other, our family, friends, employees, and you, our customers. Thank you.
Our businesses continue to strive to meet goals of success and excellence. Our employees work exceedingly hard to serve the companies and their customers. The pride in their work is evident and we couldn’t be happier of their efforts.
As you browse this year’s offerings, just know how much you, our customer, means to us. Thank you for your continued interest in what we do.
Very best to you and yours,