If you’ve not had the chance to visit the newly-opened Route 66 Courthouse Cafe yet, I’d highly recommend you stop in. I was there for a quick breakfast late this morning, and though the food was good—but as the waitress said, “it’s hard to mess up toast and coffee”—it was the sign near the cash register that caught my eye.
On the faux-adobe wall, is a bright yellow poster that reads “Coffee For Cops, Vets, & Service Men or Women”. Affixed to the posterboard are no less than a dozen hot pink post-its. Each one represents a cup of coffee that one of the customers has purchased, to be reserved for one of the servicemen (or women) that fits the description at the top of the poster.
In a time where hostility towards our police and active or retired military seems to be at an all-time high, it’s reassuring—downright refreshing—to see an act of kindness portrayed not only by the diner, for facilitating such a campaign, but to each individual customer that spent the extra $1.50 or so to reserve a coffee for someone else.
With Veteran’s Day only having just passed and the holidays nearly here, the opportunities to help someone else are going to be abundant. This year, why not take a moment and a couple bucks to be a blessing to the men and women who serve or have served? The restaurant is located at 219 E. Dewey, and open from 7am to 3pm. If you’re able to make it in and reserve a coffee for someone else, it’s a small price to pay in comparison.
And yes, Sapulpa Times purchased a coffee to add to the board. To whomever gets it, I sincerely say “Thank you” with a grateful heart for your service.