YORK – Based mostly on the goings-on in 2020, what individuals are grateful for this Thanksgiving have a little bit of a twist from Thanksgivings of years previous.
“You wish to say ‘being with household,’ however that may’t actually occur,” mentioned Vicki Gruber. Even so, Gruber – who’s a secretary at York Elementary College – has discovered different causes to be grateful this yr, together with having college students again within the classroom. “I’m grateful that we’ve been capable of keep in class,” she mentioned.
Annah Perdue, a sixth-grader at St. Joseph Catholic College, shared Gruber’s sentiment. “I’m grateful for academics and that we will nonetheless come to highschool,” Perdue mentioned.
Sheri Value of The Private Contact salon in York has additionally discovered silver linings. “I normally attempt to keep very optimistic,” Value mentioned. “We actually have been blessed even with the coronavirus.” Value mentioned that whereas her salon has remained busy, many salons in bigger communities are taking an enormous hit from COVID-19 – some even closing. “That’s the largest one on the enterprise facet of it,” Value mentioned. “We’ve been very, very grateful and blessed.”
Jean Thomas, who works at Grand Central in York, mentioned she is grateful and blessed as properly. “I’m very grateful that nobody in my household is sick [with coronavirus],” she mentioned. Thomas mentioned she is especially grateful to have one particular member of the family in her life, regardless of their well being issues. “I’m glad my mom is right here.” Thomas mentioned she hopes different households can have the identical blessings. “I’m simply hoping everybody stays wholesome for the vacations.”