Some Ginko trees were the only survivors of the Hiroshima atomic bomb in Japan in 1945. They are still alive and flourishing! You can spot a Ginko because it's leaves look like little fans.
“Thanksgiving comes to us out of the prehistoric dimness, universal to all ages and all faiths. At whatever straws we must grasp, there is always a time for gratitude and new beginnings.”
~J. Robert Moskin