Some years ago we had a party and supper for the coach and conference girls' basketball team. While the girls were enjoying the games, one girl asked where to find the bathroom. When we explained we only had "a little house out back," all the girls wanted to go see it, for they all had bathroom facilities at their homes.
They all giggled and thought it was great to set on those holes.
One girl had her camera with her so she took pictures of some of the girls sitting on the holes.
The little house brought more ohs and ahs and more laughter than any of the other party games.
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.