June 24, 2013

30 Years in Business! The Oil Spout Story

This story started back in 1983 when Stuart and I purchased the Husky service station on 700 North here in Spanish Fork from Willard Nelson.  We were just kids, and people thought we were crazy. We had to do something to survive and take care of our little growing family.  Kira was almost two
 when we took on this new adventure.  Jacob was born in 1985 and Kaitlyn joined us in 1988.
As the kids got older they all had responsibilities around the station.  They earned spending money for the extra things they wanted.  They all worked there until they graduated from high school.
Thirty years later Stuart is still there running the gas station on 700 North.  Things haven't always been easy and we have had our ups and downs but for the most part it's made us very happy.  Thanks to great family, freind and customers we just might survive another 30!!  I guess we will just have to wait and see about that one.
 This is the whole White house gang at our get together on May 16th.  We are so thankful for our kids, our son's and daughter in law for all the love and support they are to us.  Hatch, who is almost 11 is just waiting for the day he can work for Grandpa at the Spout.  It's just around the corner I'm afraid.  The grandkids are growing up just as fast as our kids did. 
 It was fun getting caught up with old employees and hearing stories that haven't been heard in years. 

The Oil Spout will be in good hands with all of these cute boys working there!

 Stuart and his brother Steven. 
 Kira put together a video of photo's take over the years.  That was really fun to watch and remember the days of the remodelings and all the fun times.  The old cash registers and such.
 This is the mop bucket from the old Husky station.  Kira remembers using it.
 A few of our mementos over the years.  We have been branded by Husky, Texaco and Sinclair. 


Yvonne said...

O, how fun this is to read for Alex and me. It is like we took a peak inside your reunion gathering. It must have been so much fun to remember those 30 years with your (former) employees and the kids and grandkids.

Suzanne said...

Congratulations Shannon! It takes a lot these days to survive as long as you have-what a blessing for you and your family.

Phyllis said...

Congratulations! 30 years! That is a long time! Great to see so many people getting together to celebrate and all those old momentos!

Rennie said...

What a great time you had together. You have shared so much memories.

Patricia said...

It must be great to look back and see it the way you do.
And what a beautifull family you both have !!

Else said...

Congratulations, I love the foto's that you put in here. Thanks for sharing, have a nice day. Hugs from Huizen