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Privy, Outhouse, Half Moon Shanty

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    Posted: 30 May 2018 at 4:57pm
Most of us will probably remember these conveniences:
 
The little house outside, and definitely downstream of the well.

There always seemed to have a wasp nest, only active in warmer months.

There was a bag of lime and a scoop, problem was some folks didn't know what it was for.

There was probably a catalog, not necessarily for one to read while visiting.

There usually were signs of splinters whittled smooth with a knife.

Supplied Niter for the Confederates to make gun powder during the war.

The hole never quite fit anyone.

Folks liked rocking them, others tipping them over.

The worst sound was a Rattler singing while you were seated, and he was close. 
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BT and DT . . . except for the Confederates and the rattlers, that is.  The house in which I lived until 12 y.o. had no indoor plumbing or running water.  Had electricity, though, although some in the area did not. 
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