This story was collected as part of a collaborative effort to record the state of American lakes, rivers, and waterways as well an attempt to uncover what water means to Americans. Listen to other stories recorded by the Minnesota Humanities Center for the Stories from Main Street project, an initiative created by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service for its traveling exhibition "Water/Ways."
A storyteller talks about the water on his grandparents' farm. "I remember drinking water out of the well at my grandparent's house, and it was amazing because it was way out in the country in rural Minnesota, and you filled up your cup right out of the spigot outside. It was effervescent. It was bubbly, and it was really kind of fun. It would tickle your nose and was very refreshing. Of course, it was ice cold. That was amazing to think that water could come out of the ground and have this taste to it. It was wonderful."