I’ve said, in many other articles, that I loved to visit my Grandmother’s small hometown in middle Georgia. I have many memories as a young child and still think about those times often. We didn’t go there much–maybe 2 or 3 times a year, but each time was an investment of memories that stick with me even today.
One unusual landmark of the small town was a community Artesian Well. As a child, I really didn’t know what an Artesian well was, but I later learned it was a natural source of crystal clear water that flowed to the surface without the need of a pump. It is different from well water in that the water constantly flows, as opposed to having to lower a bucket down into a well to retrieve water. The Artesian Well was housed in a small brick building. A small metal pipe protruded from the ground and through the wall of the brick structure and it was out of this pipe that the water flowed.