WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR
“Personally, I am thankful for a loving and health family. On a
professional basis, I’m thankful for being able to work in a community
where the residents have the highest regard for children and provide the
necessary resources so they can reach their potential.”
David Aponik, Burbank Unifed School District Superintendent
“What I’m really grateful for is our regular customers. They come in
everyday and they really are kind, generous people. They pay our rent and
they are very loyal.”
Valerie Lynn, waitress at Ben’s Deli
“I’m coming up on one month since my husband (Victor) was rushed to
the hospital and underwent open-heart surgery. The whole family is so
thankful for his return to health and for the excellent care he received
at Providence St. Joseph..
“I am also very pleased with the quality of the teachers and staff we
have at the school district. We’re blessed with people who are really
dedicated to the children. I see that dedication every day, people with
great attitudes and an honest devotion to our kids.”
Connie Lackey, School Board president
“First of all, my good health is the No. 1 thing I’m thankful for. No.
2 is there are no hostilities. I don’t have to see young kids getting
killed in wars. No. 3 is my daughter is pregnant. I’m going to be a
Clyde Richards, teacher and boys’ tennis coach at Burbank High School
“I’m thankful I’m going to retire in five years and thankful for the
time of I’ve worked at the Burbank Police Department.”
Sgt. William Berry
“I have a policy where I don’t wait for Thanksgiving to be thankful. I
remain thankful all year long. That’s my philosophy of living.”
Adele V. Caldwell, intermediate clerk, Burbank Public Library
“Today I’m feeling particularly thankful for working in a community
that cares so much about young people. The teamwork here is great. It’s
hard work but very satisfying.”
Marissa Rosoff, director, Burbank Outreach Center.
“The first thing Max and I are thankful for is being here. I’m
thankful for my wife and wonderful friends in this city.”
City Councilman David Laurell.
“I’m thankful that we have such a great city to live in. I think
things are going well for the city and that we’re strong financially.”
City Councilman Bob Kramer.
“I’m extremely thankful that we live in a country, state and city that
is the envy of the world. We ought to be damn thankful that we can go
down there (to city council meetings) every Tuesday and raise hell. I
have lived in other countries and they don’t compare.”
Former Councilman Ted McConkey.
“We’re thankful that we have remnants of freedom of speech and freedom
of the press. We hope it continues so we can have material that other
Paul Hunt, owner of Atlantis Book Shop.
“I feel thankful to be in good health. I’m thankful I’m still alive.
That’s what counts. Money comes and goes.”
Robert Sablon, manager of J.P. Fabrics and Draperies. “That
everybody in my family is happy and healthy.”
Lisa Burks, publicist.
“My family, my new baby Kyla (4 months old) and my son Justin (14).”
Kim Council, Burbank homemaker
“There are so many things I am grateful for that I hate to pick just
one. I’m thankful for everything but especially my good health and great
Jody West, Burbank housewife and philosopher.
“Having a secure job.”
Marina Smith, cartographer
“That there is no war that we are participating in”
San Remmson, teacher.
“To be alive.”
Jack Sweek, independent contractor.
“My health, my family, The Lord.”
Maria Lou, nurse.
“The same thing you’ve probably heard from everyone else: Health,
Marizela Alvarez, nurse.
“My first thought is family and my second thought is health. I’m lucky
to live in a country where I can enjoy the many blessings we have.”
Capt. Gordon Bowers, Burbank Police Department