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The Old Outhouse

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1998
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326508
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s

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Title The Old Outhouse
Description THE OLD OUTHOUSE Vonda Merriam Senior Honorable Mention Short Story When I grew up, people had a little building in their backyards. They called it by several names, such as outhouse, privy, or simply the toilet. The bees and flies swarmed around it on hot summer days, and in the winter it was freezing cold. We didn't mind because it was such a necessity. The pages of the Sears and Roebuck and Montgomery Ward catalogues were used for toilet paper. These hard pages were a far cry from the soft tissue we use today, but somehow I miss the entertainment I got from looking at the catalogues. My girl friends and I spent many hours enjoying the pictures of these books Here our dreams and wishes came alive as we chose things we hoped someday to have. "Now look at this What a darling outfit!" "That's how the man will look that I'm going to marry." "This is a picture of me in my wedding dress " Such conversation went on and on. When it was my turn to wash the dishes, I would make an excuse to go to the outhouse. There I stayed for a long time, hoping that someone would wash the dishes, but that never happened The dishes waited. The only bad thing about the old outhouse was keeping it clean, and that was my job This had to be done every Saturday. I scrubbed the wood with homemade soap and rinsed it with clean water, I filled the holes with ashes from our old kitchen stove to keep the insects away and dispel the smell. 33
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326343
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s/326343