Man on the Street Interviews: “What are you grateful for?”

With Thanksgiving nearly upon us, it seemed like a good idea to ask people what they were thankful for. Sapulpa Times hit the Christmas Chute to ask people who were out and about in our fair city, “What are you thankful for?” Here’s what they had to say.

Terry Dean, Wichita, Kansas: “I am thankful for my best friend who lives here and I live in Wichita. I am just thankful for a good friendship and  someone I can tell everything to.”

Janey Purcell, Bixby: “I am thankful for my good friend Terry, she has been my guardian angel, she helped me with my parents when they were ill. We are best friends forever.”

Michelle Dean, Perry: “family, number one, family, as you get older, some of them are no longer with us.”

Lee Ringgold, Perry: “The good life the Good Lord gave me.” 

Belinda Waters, Glenpool: “Probably my health, and my family’s health. Because if you don’t have health, you can’t do nothing.”

Mark Mortazavi, Mark’s Snack Shack: “I am thankful for these Christmas lights, Thank you for everyone who was part of this Christmas Chute, Thank you for the community, thanks everyone, this is just a great blessing.”

Iris Philbeck, owner of Le Lapin: “I am thankful for a chance to realize my lifetime dream of having a decor shop.”

Jamie Harp, employee at Woodricity: “ I am just thankful that I live in the city of Sapulpa and that they provided this for small merchants, for small businesses. Because normally we would be going form show to show, This is an opportunity to have all of our product in one building., That is what I am thankful for.”

Luke Shockley, Sapulpa: “My family and God, and my job. God first, my family, then my job.”

Stephanie Slater, Sapulpa: “My children. and my grandchildren.”

Leandra Babb, Price Mart: “I am thankful for my health, my family, my friends, my job, I am very thankful to have a job, especially right now.I am very thankful for the people I work with, They are amazing. Definitely 100 percent thankful for my kids and my husband,”

Christian Jensen, Sapulpa: “I am thankful for my family.”

Phil Butel, Sapulpa: “That I Am going to be able to make it to 71, I am 70 now and I am getting ready to make it to 71 in January.

Stan Johnson, Sapulpa: “ I just had a birthday and I survived another year.”

Jane Johnson, Sapulpa: “Health.”

As another year draws to a close, perhaps it is time for all of us to take a moment and reflect upon our blessings and be thankful for what we have.