We are happy to announce that last August, the Meikle family added one more to our ranks! Our oldest son, Jonathon, was married to our new daughter-in-law, Kate, in a very charming cabin themed wedding at Evergreen Lodge, just outside of Yosemite National Park.
Jon and Kate’s story began in the way so many modern romances do: with an online dating profile.
Jon had recently moved to Modesto and created an account on OkCupid.com. He soon came across Kate’s profile and, considering how much they had in common, including fishing, backpacking, and a love of wine, sent a funny message. A few days passed with no response and he figured Kate - a) wasn’t interested or b) didn’t think he was very funny! Fortunately, Jon is a determined guy, so he just couldn’t let her go without giving it one more chance. After sending his second message, Kate quickly responded. As it turns out, she had accidentally deleted his first message without having a chance to read it! Many notes and a few phone calls later, they decided to meet.
On March 26, 2014 Jon and Kate had their first date: Dinner at 10East Kitchen & Tap House in Turlock, CA, followed by drinks and “snake eyes”, a dice game, at Staley’s Club. Kate won the first two rounds and Jon won the last. Stories differ on whether Kate allowed Jon to win or not. Kate asserts that she let Jon win so he could get a peck on the cheek, but Jon swears he won that first kiss fair-and-square!
Flash forward to August 2017, Kate and Jon, surrounded by loved ones, were married by long-time family friend Father Bruno Segatta. All enjoyed a magical evening drinking delicious wine, eating amazing food, and dancing to classic rock and roll music by the talented California Creedence.
Over the last year, Kate and Jon have played a very active role in the family business. The pair have played a large part in our operations, sales, and marketing. As you have probably noticed, our marketing and online presence has taken significant strides thanks to Kate, who fortunately for us has a long history in websites, social media, marketing, and sales.
On behalf of the Meikles, we would like to welcome Kate to the family!