Elena North here,
continuing the story about my descendants,
who struggled to live in a post-apocalyptic world.
The water was unsafe to drink,
radioactivity trickled in.
Only the liquid locked in fresh food from outside the region was safe,
and kept us from total dehydration.
Marvin wanted to find out what could make our tap water drinkable again.
He experimented like my son Patrick had done before him…
… but failed and failed again, like Patrick had done before him.
But then – ah!
The water first had to be cooled down to an „almost icy“ temperature,
and then three different liquids had to be added at one time.
That did the trick!
The water could be drunk again!
Oh, how heavenly to still one’s thirst with a good glass of water.
Or any other drink, for that matter.
Then Marivn grew older and grey as time flew by…
… and finally died of old age.
R.I.P., Marvin North.
Thanks to you, we can have safe, wonderful water and drinks again.
I need some short pause,
and then I’ll soon go on telling about my family.
Until then I remain,