Out Houses. Memories Of The Little House Out Back. Our Out house

Mac-n-Stuff Use Macintosh Computers

Frugal tips techniques and help. Money saving ideas.

Out House Memories


This little out house post card was sent to my mother-in-law way back in 1943. Maybe out houses are part of your fondest memories. The wasps, the flies, the long trip on a winter night. Sears and Roebuck catalogs.

To see the text version, just look below the picture.



When memory keeps me company
And moves to smiles or tears.
A weather beaten object looms
Through the mist of years.
It's architecture was a type
Of simple classic art.
Yet in the tragedy of life,
It played a leading part Hurrying feet a path had made.
Straight to it's swinging door.
Behind the house it seemed
A half a mile or more.
Here the spiders spun their webs.
To catch the buzzing flies.
That flitted to and from the house
Where Ma was baking pies.

Once a nest of hornets, bold
Built their palace there,
And stung my unsuspecting aunt
I dare not tell you where.
There in summer mornings,
All cares left behind.
We'd read the mail order
Catalogue hung upon a twine.

On lazy August afternoons,
It made a little bower
Delightful where my grandsire
Sat and whiled away an hour.
When the crust was on the snow,
And sullen skies were grey,
In sooth the building was no place
One would care to stay.
When grandpa had to "go out back"
To make his "morning call."
We’d bundle up the dear old man
With a muffler and a shawl.

I know the hole which grandpa used.
It was wide and large around.
When once I dared to sit there,
‘Twas way too big, I found.
As I jack-knifed there to stay.
They had to come and pull me out
Or I would have passed away.
Father said: "ambition is a
Thing that boys should shun.
You should use the children's hole
Till childhood days are done".
I ween the old familiar sight
Twill soothe my faded soul.
I'm now a man, but none the less
I'll try the children's hole.
E'er I die, I wish to eat the fruit
Of trees I robbed in days of yore,
Then seek the shanty where my
Name is carved upon the door.

What is your favorite out house memory? If out houses are part of you memories, send them in and we'll create an out house memories page of reader contribution. Just go below and send us out house e-mail


This is how to get ahold of us

Return to top of page

Previous PageNext Page

Return to Contents Page

You are visitor number:

This site is Mac-n-Stuff's Frugal Living Pages of Tips, Techniques and Ideas. http://www.macnstuff.com/mcfl/contents.html

Visit us often for your used Macintosh computers and used Apple monitors.
We're here to serve the used equipment market. http://www.macnstuff.com