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Date Posted: Thu, January 04 2024, 10:57:12
Author: Janet
Subject: POTD for 01/04/2024

QOTD for 01/03/24
The Following quote is from Go Tell the Bees I am Gone, by Diana Gabaldon, Chapter 8 Visitations. Copywrite 2021, All rights reserved

“Aye, I thought of that.” Jamie waved a hand, dismissing it. “The difficulty’s more of what they think of……germs.” He pronounced the word very carefully and glanced quickly at Roger under his brows, as if to see if he said it right, or as if he wasn’t sure it was a real word to start with.

“Oh. Hadn’t thought of that. You mean the sick folk who come—they might leave…” He waved his own hand toward the hole.

“Aye. You should have seen the carry-on when Claire insisted on scalding Amy’s privy wi’ boiling water and lye soap and pouring turpentine into it after the Crombie lad left.” His shoulders rose toward his ears at the memory. “If she was to do that every time we had sick folk in our privy, we’d all be shitting in the woods, too.”

My grandparents had a two holer that was used until 1968, when they got running water. Many memories of that privy!

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[> I've used outhouses while camping, and some of the horse farms and shows I've been at only have Porta-pottys for toilets. It sure makes me appreciate "proper" facilities, especially on cold days like today in SE Massachusetts! -- DianaH, Fri, January 05 2024, 10:19:26

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[> [> Sitting on the cold outhouse seat in the middle of winter is not for the faint of heart! -- Janet, Fri, January 05 2024, 10:47:52

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