The Privy Bottle, Part 1

Privy Detail
Detail of an image of a privy. Credit: Flickr/132939103@N04 (Jim KinKennon)

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4 Responses

  1. Barbara Hagenuch Huffman says:

    Wow ! What a ”find” I have a couple bottles here somewhere that we found in the old ”dump” on this property ! I would have been shocked if the name Hagenbuch would have been on them .

  2. Benjamin R Hagenbuch says:

    The “Privy Bottle” articles are great. My friend and I have a hobby of digging privies to find bottles. In addition to the bathroom aspect the privy was also was where a family put their garbage. Did it slip or was it discarded? We’ll probably never know for sure.

    • Mark Hagenbuch says:

      Thanks, Ben. I decided to have the bottle “slip” into the other “hole” in the story instead of being thrown there. I grew up on the farm with only an outhouse until I was about 6 years old. We never would have thought about throwing trash down the holes even after getting our inside bathroom. But, I know it was done. Hope all is well with you and yours.

  3. Norma Hurter says:

    I’m just getting around to reading all the interesting stories and information and thoroughly enjoying the experience.
    I usually avoided the outhouses as often as possible. I blame it on my fear of spiders and of course the smell. However, I have heard about finding some very interesting artifacts underneath.
    Very creative story!
    Thank you,
    Norma Kay Hurter

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