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TAG : Outhouse

Pigs Cause Embarrassing Scene at Outhouse

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 ...

First Jet Flies Over Outhouse

Here is my story about the "little house out back." As we all know there weren't any "jets" during WWII. They came right after the war was over. One day I was sitting in our "little outhouse out back," my cares forgotten and deep in thought, when the first "jet" I had ever seen or heard ...

Chicken Makes Nest in the Outhouse

Years ago usually everyone had one holers. One fellow decided he'd build a two holer. His neighbor wanted to be better so he built a three holer. One day he went in to use it and he had gotten to the third hole as the others were "well used." Suddenly he jumps out "with his pants down" ...

Hide and Go Seek the Outhouse

The most embarrassing outhouse experience I had occurred when I was twelve years old. I was attending a little one-room rural school, where outhouses for boys and girls were discreetly erected some distance from each other, and also from the schoolhouse. It was during the noon recess. The ...

Breaking a Bad Habit

Just wanted to write to you about an experience I had as a child about an old outhouse. Seems after I got in bed every night I had to go to the outhouse. So, I guess my parents thought it was unnecessary every night as mom took me out before she put me to bed. Dad was a joker anyway and he ...

Truth or Dare in the Outhouse

I was about nine years old when this occurred around 1911. I lived with my parents, sisters and brothers. We walked the mile and three quarters to our country school every day. Our schoolhouse was built near the east end of the school lot. The boys' outhouse was built in the southwest corner ...

Invisible in the Outhouse

About 38 years ago we moved to a small farm in Arkansas. The "little brown shack" sat facing the highway. Our three-year-old son would go to the "potty" and leave the door open. I told him when cars passed the people could see him sitting there and he said, "No, they can't see me 'cause when I ...

Bloomer Incident During Recess

At that time, mothers made their daughters bloomers of black sateen. (A shiny black cotton material.) At noon hour, the boys and girls had a baseball game. This one day, a girl was running to the bases when the rubber in her black bloomers broke. They started going down around her legs. She ...

Long Walk to School After Snowstorm

I not only attended a one-room school, but I taught in the same one for the handsome wages of $50 per month, which was good wages in Nebraska in the "Dirty Thirties."One of my memories is of a big snow, several feet deep, accompanied by the usual bitter cold wind. When it was time for me to ...

School Children Survive Tornado

My story goes back to sixth grade. It was a nice sunny day in September. We were having History class in the front of the room. This was about 2:30 in the afternoon. My younger brother had just returned from the outhouse. He came and whispered in my ear that the sky looked funny. I sensed that ...

Wet Clothes In Winter Smelled

I was born on a Nebraska farm in 1907. That must have been before the word deodorant was in the dictionary.I attended a one room country school where over forty people had to breathe the same air for eight hours.In snowy wet weather our clothes would be wet by the time we walked to school. We ...

Boy Falls Into Outhouse Hole

It was the rule to keep the door open when not in use, partly to keep it aired and partly so others would know it was not in use.Often hens would go in there, go down into the opening and make a nest on the ledge that extended all around, with the cavity in the center then flyaway through the ...

Girl Gets Stuck in the Outhouse

My playmate and I decided one day, we would like to see what each other looked like, looking through the holes of the little house out back. We stood on tiptoe and each put our head through a hole. We were having fun till we decided to take our heads out. Unfortunately, the hole I had my head ...

Girl Nearly Falls in Outhouse Hole

When you asked for outhouse stories I immediately thought of my niece. In our outhouse we had two holes: one adult size and one child size. When two children went, one got the larger hole. I had the smaller hole and she was teetering on the edge of the big one when all at once down she went. ...

Safety Matches Burned Down the Outhouse

When my husband's sister and he were youngsters, his sister burned down their outhouse. She was probably seven or eight years old at the time. Well, she said she used safety matches and there was no reason for that outhouse to have burned down! That experience has been handed down for years ...