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Pigs Cause Embarrassing Scene at Outhouse

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By Capper's Staff | Jun 20, 2013

When I was growing up on a Kansas farm about 50
years ago, outhouses were the going thing. Ours was a regular one seater with a
Sears catalogue, but some were two seaters, with an actual roll of tissue and
fancy cut-outs in the door.

Like us, our friend Vern had a
small one out back. He also had a bunch of pigs that ran loose so they could
forage for some of their food. The dog delighted in chasing those pigs all over
the farm whenever Vern wasn’t in sight. One day Vern was perched comfortably in
his outhouse, bib overalls around his feet, when he heard that dog barking
wildly and little pigs squealing with fear. He bolted out of there screaming
some not-so-nice things. At the dog as he tried to run with those overalls
acting like hobbles.

Too late, he discovered the barking
of the dogs and the squealing of the pigs was caused by guests who were
standing by watching the whole scene with amazement.

Poor Vern had an even harder time
trying to back into the outhouse. He never lived that down, but embarrassment
must not damage a person’s health, as Vern is in his 80s now.

Shirley Friedrich
Ephrata,
Washington


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