Outhouse Toilet Paper

A friend gets a surprise when he asks about the toilet paper.

| Good Old Days

The little outhouse was a very important building in years past. The pretty calendars found their way to decorate the wall when the year ran out. A friend asked his neighbor where could he buy toilet tissue. The neighbor told him to look in the index of his Montgomery Ward catalog. The friend said, "If I had a Montgomery Ward catalog, I wouldn't need to buy toilet tissue!" 

Mrs. Robert Colville
King City, Missouri

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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