The Bold Life series was recognized by San Antonio Magazine as part of the publication’s “Best of the City 2019: Culture and Personalities” issue. Heralded for spotlighting the “wisdom and beauty of longtime customers,” the series was recognized as “a beautiful way of highlighting the guests that have helped make Whataburger the giant it is today.” The Best of the City list features stories, shopping, restaurants and events that celebrate the top things San Antonio has to offer. Learn more about this recognition on the San Antonio Magazine site here, or enjoy the stories of these bold men and women below.
Living the Bold Life
Every guest is someone special at Whataburger. These folks are some of the standouts.
At Whataburger, some of our most fascinating customers have done a lot of living. Think eight – even nine – decades’ worth.
And let’s just say bold does not equal old.
These folks are exhilarating. They’re risk-taking. They’re inspiring.
They’re defiant, stubborn and romantic. And they have some of the best stories.
Here’s a look.
Retired football coach Bogner Stubbs, talking about his wife, Willidean
Retired Lutheran pastor Arnold Moede, explaining why he set his driver’s license on fire
Adana Hilkemeier, 85, on calling her now-husband, Don, when they started dating at age 73
Ages: Adana, 85; Don, 84
USMC veteran and retired businessman Hector Garza, reflecting on a marketing and sales career that started on the West Side of San Antonio
“I tell the girls: Don’t go in there talking about yourself when you meet a man. You shut your mouth and you listen. Then, you decide.”
Retired civil servant and fashionista Thelma Holland, on finding a man who’s worth your energy
Retired civil servant Herb Gray, explaining one way he could be remembered
Ages: Herb, 89; Carolyn, 85