Friday, August 18, 2006

Ah, Do You Remember These???


Some of you will know what this is. Other's won't.

It doesn't have a half moon on the door, but some do.

The weeds are overtaking it now, but it used to provide a much needed service.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

23 Comments:

Blogger Britmum said...

Hi Rachel

Thats what we would call a bog, loo, outdoor lavy, washroom, toilet, brick S**T house. Am I on the right lines? LOL

I really didn't understand what Cliff meant. I think I am being dim but still its been along day. Perhaps you can tell me what he meant. LOL

Take care xx

8:20 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

I remember these (and not fondly)
from camping trips!
Wait till Tammy sees this! She loves outhouses!!!

8:36 PM  
Anonymous Jerry said...

Rachel,
I've only used one a few times. Dad can tell some great stories about the outhouse.

9:12 PM  
Blogger Cheyenne said...

When I was a wee tiny lass, my Mom was stuck in one because a very angry goose would not let her out. My Dad had to come to her rescue. When they moved and we had running water, what a relief. No geese there.

9:17 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

That one is really rustic. A very nice picture. Is there still a Sears catalog in there?

10:12 PM  
Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I have used one or two, but there are just too many spiders for me in there. Can you imagine having to get up in the middle of the night to use one...SCARY.

Have a nice weekend and don't go looking inside that out-house for that Sears & Roebuck cataloge that Jim (above comment) asked you about because you might find a little snake living in there now.

2:54 AM  
Blogger Miki said...

Glad that you didn't give us a tour of this one! It is a "HOUSE" but not one that anyone would live in! HA HA! This one is an oldie, and probably served someone well. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words.

5:02 AM  
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

I have seen this in movies before but never saw an actual one.
Thanks for passing by.

7:04 AM  
Blogger 2HB2 said...

We still have a few of these in our closest national park.
That one doesn't look all that safe. I think I would just go in the bushes, ha,ha..

7:27 AM  
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

are you trying to say that your week was in the out house? If so may your weekend be better.

8:48 AM  
Blogger PEA said...

Hi Rachel:-) Tammy will be thrilled to see that picture!!! lol When I was little we had a little camp with an outhouse at the back of it...gosh I used to hate going in there!! One time there was a snake coiled in one corner...arrrggghhhh!!

4:50 PM  
Blogger Cliff Morrow said...

Hi Rachel, We had one outback of our house for years. We had indoor plumbing but we would use it when we were in the mud and didn't want to take off our boots. You should go here to read this poem. I found it with google. I had remembered reading it. http://members.aol.com/alicebeard/riley.html

5:25 AM  
Blogger Cliff Morrow said...

Oh I just took the tour of your home but you weren't home. I hope you didn't mind. A lovely place indeed. My wife would never leave if she could live in a log cabin. Thanks for that blog. Great idea. Someday we'll hire a carload of migrant workers to clean the house and then I'll take some pics.

5:35 AM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Thankfully, I never had to use one of those on a regular basis. I've had to use an outhouse on several occasions, though, and I did NOT like it!!
I remember once when we were driving in a town in SC and the traffic was all backed up due to some motorcycle gathering. I had to pee sooo badly, and I spotted a public port-a-pottie (outhouse). I was very thankful to use that thing!! It was still pretty gross, though.

1:24 PM  
Blogger Raggedy said...

By golly it's an out house!
I remember them and thay they smell really bad...
Have a wonderful day!
*^_^
(=':'=) hugs
(")_ (")Š from da Raggedy one

1:36 PM  
Blogger Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

They are not something from the past. I just built one last year alongside the log cabin my son and I built alongside the Temagami River. It is a pleasant place to sit with the door open and watch the river pass.

My fondest memory of privies is the two holer we had at the cottage we summered at. My mother and aunt always went together. I will never understand women and their penchant for companionship in the toilet.

6:49 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Now I know what the second hole was for. But why did the guys have one.
BTW sometimes I ask a guy at our table if he wants to come to the rr with me. They don't know what to say.
I wouldn't either if they took me up on it.
..

7:50 PM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I remember those and that one looks like it may not have been used in quite a while...at least I hope not! (lol)

9:50 PM  
Blogger Raggedy said...

Happy Birthday Rachel's Hubby!

12:05 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

I love it Rachel...I have a thing about Outhouses here recently...I even included one on my Blog Tour of my home...it is listed in my sidebar if you would like to go look!
this one looks kind of dangerous off in the weeds like that...lol!!
:-D

12:45 PM  
Blogger JunieRose2005 said...

xqdciqxs Hi,

Oh yes! I remember those from my early childhood in Alabama!

I just discovered your blog and find it very interesting! I'll be back to read more.
Visit me if you wish!

Another southern lady-Junie

1:57 PM  
Blogger Mike ( ex scientia, veritas ) said...

Hi Rachel - I'm in the I remember them line, too. Not fondly either - particularly on August. If you know what I mean? ;)

3:36 PM  
Blogger Lucy Stern said...

It's an out house.

7:01 PM  

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