Monday, April 18, 2011

Ode to an Outhouse

Yessir, I gots me an outhouse.
It's a great outhouse too.
It's a TWO seater!


Just in case you need company to take a dump.

It's stuck right on to the side of my garage.
Not sure why the builder of the house didn't put it right outside the backdoor
so as to not have to go to the garage in the dark.

But, I guess that might be too close to the well.

Possible shitty contamination.
And that wouldn't be good.

Also, the cave is right behind the house.

Not many people can claim to still have their very own outhouse.
What can I say?
It came with the house built in 1914.

We have to keep it, you know.
What if the well goes dry OR we loose electricity and can't flush the toilet?
We gotta go somewhere.

But, than we'd have to clean it out.

As you can see, there is junk piled in front.

I'd show you the two-seats.
But, A- I am too lazy to move the stuff from in front of the door.
B- once I did move that stuff, there is tons of more junk inside.

Awww, and look at the lovely little cut out .
It'd be cooler if it were the crescent shape of a moon, don't you think?


  1. Great post.

    You reminded me just now of my great grand parents house back in Pennsylvania which had an actual outhouse. I remember helping clean out their house when the passed away (I was like 8 or so) and was amazed at the outhouse.

  2. I wish we had an outhouse. Well what I really want is a second bathroom.

  3. That was sooo sweet.... if you can call an outhouse sweet. 1914 .... that must be a charming old house to live in. I love old houses.

  4. Outhouse. Certainly not a word I would have expected to find during the A-Z Challenge. But hey you're writing what you know, and that outhouse is something you definitely know. It's a pleasure to meet you via the A-Z Challenge!

  5. OT, Honeyman grew up in this house and he can remember actually using it.

    Amber, a second bathroom would be nice sometimes.

    Manzanita, Not sure charming is the word. Unless charming is code for really small.
    We are hoping to start fixing it up more this year.

    Jeffrey, I try to come up with something different. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. There is nothing better for Spring then some outhouse restoration! I have never heard of a house coming with an out-house built in, but I have to say that's quite a treat.

  7. I love this! Been to my share of outhouses at places like Sparta Glen, in New Jersey. Potent memories! ;-)

    Thanks so much for stopping by Pawny's Pen!

  8. Hi Ruth, (great last name!)

    Thanks for dropping by my site - and look, I followed you back, it's like having a pet...or an outhouse monster!

    I remember an outhouse we had to use as kids when we went visiting some friends of my parents - they had running water in the house and electricity so I couldn't figure the whole thing out!
    It was a huge outhouse - like the whole family could wait inside on a cold winter day and keep each other company - too weird.

    Funny post!

    I added myself to your Followers list too! Yeah me!

  9. Kickboxing LA, thanks for stopping by.
    I've never seen an outhouse attached to anything before either.

    Fourth Grade Teacher, yes they can be potent.

    Pearson Report, yes it is a great last name- I agree.
    Wow, that is a big outhouse- a whole family.

  10. How fun to have your own outhouse. That would be fun to play a trick on new visitors when they ask to use your bathroom!
    P.S. I'm from Western Iowa originally.

  11. As a writer I love the idea of outhouses :)

    Lol can you imagine sitting in the outhouse together? It being a two seater? Hehehe

  12. Randi, nice to meet a fellow Iowegian- former or not.

    Sylvia, I know. :)


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