Under ATM at bank: Zurn hatch



~ a Zurn Turn ~

Copper, time transforming to green.

Green with a bit of envy for aging well.

Well water needs chemicals to clean.

Clean water is a gift, luxury to world.

World travel includes water bodies.

Bodies moving fast, together and alone.

Alone and together, making an impact.

Impact extensive of art, books + music.

Music sends messages, never aging.

Aging would be nice, if mellowed ❤ 's.

Hearts intertwine; joint purpose in life.

√     √    √

Photo of brass company
plate on bank, taken by
reocochran, noticing
for the first time.

Zurn plumbing products,
Kully Supply Company,
handles pieces that
transports water.

The antique brass
plate on bank,
where fire
hose fits.

Kully Supply
took over Zurn,
~ 1987 ~


Here is a serious article

about water to go with this:

“Why would we want to drill a well in

a Chad village? It’s very expensive. The

cost involved has us contacting others

to join with us. For a moment let’s

consider the impact rather than cost.

Today, in a village in Chad, two thirsty

children go to the river for a drink of

water. They brush the slime away and

drink the water. It smells terrible and

tastes worse. It’s dirty, brown and

polluted. Two weeks later,

pollution takes its toll.

One of the children

is very sick;

her friend died.

What difference would a well make?

For the first time in their lives the

children will see water they can

actually see through. When

they drink, there is no

unpleasant taste

nor smell. It won’t

make them sick

and they won’t

lose any family

nor friends.

How can you put

a price tag on this ~

It’s priceless.”

This was found

in my monthly


“Spire” newsletter.


43 responses »

  1. Thanks for sharing the beauty in an every day object, something that must of us would walk by and never notice.
    And thanks for sharing about water. In some parts of the world, going for water is a very dangerous activity. It is most often done by women and children, who may be attacked while walking miles to get it. Lack of water and polluted water impact health, too, of course, again often having a greater impact on women and children.

    • Merril, you added valuable points which I feel were presented well. Thank you for being thoughtful of the situation on risks women and children take. I wish we could concentrate on safety rather than destructions. 😦 I hadn’t even thought of this part about the dangers in hiking or searching for water, but now I will.

    • Jill, I am impressed at your only choice of beverage being water. I admire this! I am more likely to choose coffee or tea, rather than water. 🙂
      It would be horrible to have to live with this dire situation given in the church bulletin.

    • I drink probably three to four cups spread equally throughout the day, Jill. It keeps my energy and me going strong, but iced in summer, hot in winter. Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Such a basic human need unaccessible to millions – beggars belief. I am always conscious when pouring a glass of water, doing the dishes, washing, how very luck we are.

    • This was a good list of times we could whisper or feel our gratitude for water, in our daily uses. 🙂
      I like how our grandparents learned from desperate times during the Depression to use every part of things and be careful of what they had, Annika.
      Two things I thought of were how people used to collect rain in “rain barrels.” My Mom said it made her hair softer and other useful ways. Another way was to keep the shreddings of vegetables and bones from meat purchases to make delicious soups.

    • Diana, this pleases me no end. I think helping to improve people’s lives doesn’t take that much if we all do our own small part. The way disasters and sadness seem to become rampant needs to be shown a firm, combined effort. hugs xo

  3. A wonderful photo, sometimes small things are so interesting. There is absolutely no monetary value that can be placed on life – giving precious water. All people should have access to it. I learned a great deal about the world’s water during our incredible five year drought.

    • I like so much how you expressed this, Lana. We take these elements and sources certainly for granted! I would like to help on water projects in overseas’ projects, too. Thank you for how you expressed this.

    • Thank you, Aishwarya! I am sure you are much more knowledgeable about chemistry. So glad you liked this unique post. 🙂
      I only took general science courses and Elementary Education Science classes. Mainly I taught Language Arts and preschool special education.

  4. You’ve such an eye to see beauty in everything, Robin. You are just a kind and generous soul…and not only that, you always entwine your words with beauty and wisdom ❤

    "Clean water is a gift, luxury to world." – This line says a lot…. 🙂

  5. I like the colouring of that plaque Robin, the green tinge is called Verdigris, formed over much time, that old plaque holds many story’s.
    Your Well story is very true, and a Wells worth in these countries is underestimated.

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