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Meet Your Neighborhood Milkman: Jesse Thomas

Smith Brothers Jesse Thomas

Jesse's career as a milkman started when he was 15. The milkman who delivered to his house offered him a summer job. He got hired for $40 a day, and all the chocolate milk he could drink. His job was to run milk up to the doorstep. Soon he was driving and delivering, loving the freedom of the road and enjoying the exercise, as well as the interaction with the customers and children who look forward to having their milk delivered. He even met his wife at an espresso stand that he used to deliver to, and they have a daughter named Emma.

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10/29/2018 4:35 PM
Now that his route has changed we don't get to see Jesse when he delivers our milk :(
Miss seeing you Jesse! Hope all is well with you and your family.
The Mix family
11/13/2018 7:38 AM
We truly appreciate the service you have given us over the years and the special treat you leave for our dog Dottie.
Unfortunately we no longer have our cute and cuddly Dottie any more.  The treats left for her were a great part of her day.
They did not go to waist.  Our neighbor's dog love them.
12/1/2018 11:00 AM
I love my new service from Jesse- thank you!
3/31/2019 5:13 PM
Jesse, We're really gonna miss you out here in Black Diamond.  Best of luck to you on your new route.
The Coulbourns
4/2/2019 8:44 AM
Why did you take Jesse away? He’s been our milkman for so many years. Miss you Jesse
4/2/2019 1:04 PM
Sorry to have lost you as my milkman, Jesse.  You have been delivering to my house since I bought it in 2011.  I have always enjoyed our talks.  Your service is the best!  I wish you all the best with your new route.  Take care.

Dave Brown
Crest Airpark
4/2/2019 3:37 PM
Thank you Jesse!  We're sure going to miss you and the wonderful service you provided over the years.  Although, you're probably not going to miss Rambo "greeting" you every Friday morning! :-)  Wishing you and your family all the best.  
The Connelly's
5/21/2019 8:45 PM
So Sad to find out that Jesse is no longer our milkman and I didn't get a chance to say goodbye. We miss you Jesse!!!!!!! Best of days ahead, and feel free to stop and say hello if you are in Black Diamond!!
The Kohls
8/29/2019 5:42 AM
We're new (about 6 weeks in). We are so overwhelmingly thankful for how early our products arrive each week. If they came earlier it would be one more task that the kiddos would need to do and potentially mess up. So thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
9/22/2019 8:17 AM
Jesse is great! We love having him come to our home with milk! He delivers with a smile and is always the best! (Plus he usually delivers early enough for me to get it before we leave our home) bonus points to Jesse!
12/4/2019 11:13 AM
Jesse is always reliable and since we get a 6AM delivery he is very quiet.  Thanks
1/14/2020 8:38 PM
Jesse is awesome.  We are so lucky to have him as our milkman his service is outstanding.
6/25/2020 4:01 PM
Thank you Jesse!  You've followed us from house to house across Mercer Island and I hope to keep it that way!  You keep us safe and healthy and have helped grow 2 amazing kids!
6/25/2020 4:32 PM
Jesse, thanks for all you do to get us our deliveries. I always look forward to it for breakfast! Even during the pandemic, you never forgot about us!!

Joseph and Laretha Todd in Renton
6/25/2020 4:38 PM
Thank you very much, Mr. Thomas. We very much appreciate you making our deliveries. We hope you and your family have good health and safety. Warm regards from the Kiersteads
6/25/2020 4:51 PM
Particularly appreciate the extra work you've doing for us during the pandemic, Jesse.  Thanks for being awesome!
6/25/2020 4:52 PM
Happy National Milkman day! Thanks for delivering all the things and keeping our son all stocked up on chocolate milk, too. It’s his favorite treat. We are thankful!
6/25/2020 5:12 PM
Thank you Jesse!  You are doing a great job.  We are fortunate to be on your route!!
6/25/2020 5:42 PM
Thank you Jesse for being our Milkman,you are doing a noble thing  during these Scary times.
We love the excellent service you provide us and appreciate you so much.
Thank you!
Sincerely,
Marla And Rick
6/25/2020 6:13 PM
Jesse was my milkman for years and was the best! His route changed so no chance of seeing him now, but wanted to stop in and say Hi!
6/25/2020 6:21 PM
Hi Jesse—-we are on your new route on Mercer Island and it is great to have an early morning delivery!  We look forward to a long and happy connection with you as our Smith Brothers milkman.  We wish you and your family the best.  We are Smiths too but probably no relation to the Smith Brothers!
6/25/2020 6:48 PM
Hi Jesse! The Durkin boys want to give you a huge shout out to YOU! They look forward to every Monday to seeing you (not just for their milks galore) but to see your friendly face and welcoming smile.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for delivering our milk and other goods weekly.  We appreciate you.
Love
The Durkin family.
6/25/2020 7:01 PM
Hi Jesse! Thank you for your hard work! We appreciate your timely deliveries specially during this pandemic. Wish you the best and stay safe.
The Shetty Family.
6/25/2020 7:08 PM
Thanks for your steadfast reliability
6/25/2020 7:12 PM
Hi Jesse - thank you for the delivery service, we really appreciate it! We are new to the Smith Brothers experience but have appreciated your delivery service!
Thanks!
Leslie & Bill
6/25/2020 9:38 PM
Thanks for all you do for us each week!!  Glad that you are our milkman!!
6/25/2020 9:52 PM
Thank you Jesse for your reliable service! We are new to Smith Bros and very grateful to you! Our 3 little ones love to look out for your truck, and they sure enjoy the milk! With appreciation, 7474 85th, MI
6/25/2020 10:41 PM
Hi, Jesse. Nice to know who our milkman is. We appreciate the excellent service you provide. Also love the picture of you, your wife and daughter - all really cute!

Best regards from the Jacobsons on MI
6/26/2020 1:28 AM
We Love Jesse! He is the best milkman ever, as well as just a super nice and hardworking man. We miss him being on our route after having him for so many years as our milkman. Our whole family misses him. He's the biggest reason we have continued getting our milk delivered. We want him back, please (smile). Take care Jesse! Hope you and your family are doing well. Happy Milkman Day! Love, from the Mix family, Paul, Renee, Austin, and Alexis.
6/26/2020 1:47 AM
Hi again, Jesse! It was quite funny; I'll tell you this story. The December that was your last on our route we had that winter storm and snow covered everything, including our driveway. Well, I knew you were delivering milk early the next morning, so I shoveled the driveway and side walk, poured ice melt stuff on it, and moved the milk box to the end of the driveway near the sidewalk so you wouldn't have to walk up the driveway and possibly slip and fall. I drove to Fred Meyer and bought a little lantern to set it next to the milk box with the light turned on so you would see the milk box. I then left candy and hot cocoa mix in the milk box for you to help you stay warm. Funny thing is, that day Smith Brothers canceled the delivery service due to the storm so you didn't deliver that day and then soon after your route changed and we never got to see you again, or say good-bye. Well, there are now other people who get to have the best milkman ever delivering their milk. We still love ya! Take Care and happy Milkman Day. The Mix family.
6/26/2020 6:55 AM
Happy Milkman’s Day Jesse! Thank you for always having a wonderful smile when I see you on the route! It is obvious with only the few times I’ve seen you that you work hard and love your work. I wish you only the best and I hope you have a wonderful day!!

Jennifer
6/26/2020 7:02 AM
Thank you so much for always keeping us in stock of our favorite products offered by Smith Brothers! I cannot say enough great things about Smith Brothers and the service you provide. During difficult times, I know Smith Brothers will come through even when other companies do not. Keep up the great work!!
6/26/2020 9:03 AM
Miss you Jesse,
John Forsen
6/26/2020 9:38 AM
Hi Jesse,

Just want to pass along our appreciation for all your hard work and keeping us stocked during these difficult times. My daughter always looks forward to Tuesdays and seeing what treasures you have brought us. Thanks a bunch and Happy Milkman's Day!

Chris, Autumn and Adeline - Enumclaw
6/26/2020 10:31 AM
Thank you Jesse!! Our family really appreciates your hard work. The kids always remember it's Monday morning and run out to check the milk box...and shout out all of the contents! It's a great way to start the week =]
-The Grateful Princes
6/26/2020 10:38 AM
Happy National Milkman Day Jesse!! We appreciate all that you do and love getting our deliveries. Keep up the great work!
6/26/2020 10:44 AM
We have been pretty much housebound since mid February (some health challenges combined with lockdown) and Jesse has been an absolute lifeline for us. We truly appreciate Jesse's timely delivery of our staples. I can't imagine life with out Jesse now!
6/26/2020 10:53 AM
even though we've never met, thank you so much for bringing my milkbox and first delivery last week!  so cool that youve been a milkman since 15!
6/26/2020 11:11 AM
Hi Jesse,
This note is to let it know I really appreciated your service. Thank you for all this time you have been delivering Smith Brothers' Farm's products to my house. I hope the best every day in your job and happiness in your personal life.
6/26/2020 3:43 PM
RT hank you for your great service
6/26/2020 7:14 PM
Jesse is so caring and thoughtful! Our groceries are always on time, fresh and packaged perfectly! Never once have we had a crushed chip bag and that’s saying a lot because we order a LOT of food. I am high risk and I depend on Jesse to bring us the home staples while keeping me safe at the same time. We owe a lot to Jesse, and cannot thank him enough especially during this crazy time in history!
6/27/2020 4:38 PM
Apologies for being late! We really appreciate your delivery and your thoroughness. Thank you for stopping by, your visits are much awaited! Stay safe and stay healthy Jesse and family!
6/29/2020 9:49 AM
Hi Jesse,

Even though our dog, Luna, doesn't deserve it, thank you for leaving her a Milkbone every Wednesday!  By the way, she treats our UPS delivery man the same way she treats you.  But she doesn't seem to care about Fed-Ex, the mailman or anyone else making deliveries.  We are at a loss to explain it......

Thank you,
Pam, Will and Sarah
7/3/2020 1:36 PM
Thank you for this awesome never interrupted service. I was so happy I signed up for it when I did. I appreciate you and making our move  not skip a beat with our delivery!