by Dean Six
You hold in your hands yet another of those snippets of
Appalachian humor and wisdom cranked out by West Virginia native Dean Six.
This, the fourth in a series of small booklets, digs into the deep topic of
outhouses and their history, wit, and cultural relevancy.
are drawings to help you build a privy, as well as jokes and recollections of
the role these shacks have played in our national consciousness. All of this is
gathered for your reading and musing whenâ€”wellâ€”perhaps you are on your comfy
throne in your own home!?
in these pages is a wealth of historic newspaper accounts concerning topics as
diverse as death by outhouse, missing houses, and bad jokes turned fatalâ€”all
revolving around the little brown shack out back! Who knew so much could relate
to such a small piece of architecture?
throughout the book, readers also encounter priceless information on how
(where) to locate a new outhouse, notes on legendary pranks that were outhouse
themed, and the evolution of many words related to the outhouse, like
"crap." You can also find out why we came to cut crescent moons in
our outhouse doors. Yep, it is all here in this small tome.
must read for everyone who has ever enjoyed the comforts of indoor plumbing!
If you enjoyed this book, you may want to read
some or all of the other three books in this series written by Dean Six