Thursday, June 18, 2009

You Might be a Redneck

"If going to the bathroom in the middle of the night requires boots and a flashlight, you might be a redneck."
Jeff Foxworthy hit this one right on the spot.
We rented an outhouse, since there isn't a septic to hook up to at our campsite (the barn) we do have water and electricity though and I even hooked up an antena and got the T.V. to work. It's a bit fuzzy, but we can get the local channels. Right up town, wouldn't you say.
There where several years when I was a teenager that we didn't have indoor plumbing. Mom & Dad bought 40 acres, on Cricket flat, outside of the beuatifull town of Elgin Oregon.
Dad is a great carpenter and built us a pretty log house, but it wasn't plumbed for awhile, so we had an outhouse.
Us kids wrote hillbilly grafiti all over the walls of the outhouse and yes, we kept boots and a flashlight by the front door for those spooky trips to the outhouse in the middle of the night.


Adrienne said...

oh my! I'm such a scaredy cat that i would just have to hold it!

lisa said...

I can remember my grandparents outhouse and they didn't have indoor plumbing until the 70's. I can even remember going next door to our aunts and they didn't either for many years.

Shelby said...

that is too funny! My parents grew up with outdoor plumbing (and, of course, so did my grandparents).

Paula said...

You finally just admitted to being a redneck. I've been trying to tell you that for YEARS!! With our downstairs bathroom actually in the garage, it's cold enough in the winter that it brings back memories of those outhouse days.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Been there. Didn't like it then, don't like it now.
But ya gotta do what ya gotta do.

Mary said...


Oh, the memories this post brought back. Yes, no running water and the midnight trips to the outhouse. My grandparents didn't have electricity, but we did. I do know what it's like to read by the light of a coal oil fun.

Enjoyed your post.