Saturday, November 30, 2013

Thanksgiving survey 2013


Another unscientific survey conducted by the Common Household Mom.

Name an inanimate object for which you are grateful which you have never seen.

Our answers:

Answers from those of us younger than 21
Nova Scotia
Electrons
My future car
The electric plant
My brain (strictly speaking, not an inanimate object – I hope)
Farms

Answers from those of us older than 30
Cardiac stents
My Grandmother’s first ticket for the steamer from Ireland to Philadelphia
The scalpel that cut into me
My sewer pipes
Dark matter


My brother pointed out that the survey question went against what every child has browbeaten into them in church Sunday School – that spiritual things are the things that really matter.  I guess the question comes more from the ancient Hebrew understanding of the world, in which the physical world and the spiritual world are intertwined. 

I wish you all a physical and a spiritual Happy Hanukkah and Advent!

4 comments:

Cassi Renee said...

My artificial hip :-) And I hope I never see it!

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

I'm definitely thankful for sewer pipes (and indoor plumbing), medical technology, and the internet.

The Crislers said...

What a neat survey! I love the breadth of everyone's answers: Nova Scotia to steamer tickets. I can think of all kinds of things I'm thankful for, but what really comes to mind is whatever machines they use to pasteurize milk.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Those are some INTERESTING answers!