I am doing research for a documentary on that vanishing and now almost extinct American landmark -- namely the "privy," "out-house," sometimes called the "convenience."
I welcome letters from those seniors who still have nostalgic memories, comical experiences, photos, drawings and jokes on the "out-house" of days gone by.
Under the Roosevelt administration, there were well over 50,000 WPA privies built in the rural areas -- modern technology of "indoor plumbing" has caused its demise and almost complete extinction."
Paul E. Jones
P.O. Box 608
Ridgway, IL 62979