Thursday, November 17, 2022

Thanksgiving Survey 2022: Water


The Sea of Galilee

For the eleventieth year in a row, It's time for the Common Household time-honored tradition of the

Thanksgiving survey:  


1. Name a body of water (of any size) for which you are thankful.

2.  Name a famous body of water, and why it is significant.

Please participate by giving your answers in the comments.  Happy Thanksgiving Preparation Week!

As you can see, I could not pick one favorite photo for this topic.

New Brunswick, Canada

Wetlands sign, Allegheny County, PA

North Park, Allegheny County, PA

Roman aqueduct, Israel

A drawing by my father for 
a class lesson he was teaching

Refreshment for voter
registration volunteers

Oregon Ridge Park, Maryland
Alas, this lovely swimming hole is no more.


Melissa said...

I cannot wait to read your family's responses.
1. Stratton Lake near Waupaca, WI, where we lived when I was in high school. It brought me hours of pleasure to swim in it, sit beside it, stare at it, float upon it. Lots of happy memories.

2. The Atlantic Ocean, connecting continents and shaping the historical trajectories for entire nations as it shuttled traders, explorers, goods, ideas, diseases, weapons, enslaved people, soldiers, plants, animals... this body of water moved everything across the planet and molded over three centuries of human existence with those connections.

Aileen said...

1. Lake Erie: I spent most of my life living by it, and it's not only beautiful it also has a significant impact on the climate in Buffalo, NY, keeping the area cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Some might say the lake effect snow is a drawback (especially this week!) but I'd take heavy snow over hurricanes or earthquakes.

2. The Niagara River: The obvious answer is that it's significant because of Niagara Falls, but it's also just incredible that it's the drain for all of the great lakes as they flow toward the Atlantic. And the Falls allowed the Buffalo area to be one of the first metropolitan areas to have widespread access to electricity. You can watch the river from any point, even miles from the Falls and can't fail to be impressed with the power of this river.