If These Walls Could Talk. . . . (part 2)
by Kathleen Tusa
The little old shack out back. The privy. The necessary.
The outhouse. Whatever you called it, it was a fact
of life for many of us. If you were born before 1950
you probably have personal knowledge of these facilities.
If not at your childhood home, probably at your grandparents
Remember running out there in the winter when the seat
was so cold and frosty? And in the summertime when there
always seemed to be a hornets nest nearby? And
night times, when there was a covered pot under the
The restroom walls at the Pequot Lakes Area Historical
Society museum are decorated with outhouse photos. Also
on display are some chamber pots (a/k/a thunder mugs)
, slop jars, pitchers, and a metal washstand, with enamel
bowl, and a built-in towel rack complete with elegant
Stop in at the museum to get a glimpse of the good
old days and bring the grandchildren and tell your friends.
Were open Memorial Day to Labor Day on Saturdays
from Noon to 4 pm. Admission is $1.00 per person. Memberships
to the Pequot Lakes Area Historical Society are available.
Arrangements to visit the museum at another time can
be made by calling one of the Board members. Click
this link for more contact information on the Pequot
Lakes Historical Society.