Occupied Outhouse

Girl gets a surprise when she finds the outhouse occupied...but not by another person.
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When I was a young girl growing up in Texas, we had an outhouse. One day I made my way to the outhouse. I thought someone might be in there ahead of me, so I cautiously peeked in a hole in the door. To my surprise, on the area next to the seat, there was a good sized rattlesnake coiled. I ran back to the house, and shouted for my brother to come and shoot that snake. We all laugh about the incident now, but at that time it was not so funny. I am just glad I wasn't in a hurry that day. 

Mrs. Steven Lange
Rowena, Texas

Back in 1955 a call went out from the editors of the then Capper’s Weekly asking for readers to send in articles on true pioneers. Hundreds of letters came pouring in from early settlers and their children, many now in their 80s and 90s, and from grandchildren of settlers, all with tales to tell. So many articles were received that a decision was made to create a book, and in 1956, the first My Folks title – My Folks Came in a Covered Wagon – hit the shelves. Nine other books have since been published in the My Folks series, all filled to the brim with true tales from Capper’s readers, and we are proud to make those stories available to our growing online community. 


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