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Hot and Muggy

It is June 26th here in southwestern Ohio just north west of a larger city, Dayton, Ohio. West of the state capitol, Columbus and the state of Indiana is 26 miles west of us on Interstate 70. 478 more words

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The Privy

The privy that was behind our first house when we lived in Gordon, Ohio. I finally had to tear it down and build a new one and then two or three years after building the new one, we had a modern bathroom installed in our little house. 7 more words

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The Privy

A Privy like those used throughout the United States for two centuries was the subject of my drawing made in 1977, 39 years ago. Some didn’t have the cutout moon over the door. 129 more words

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Paper?

I was writing a piece about “Paper” for notes and how we never had any paper for writing on. What paper we got was mostly used to either start fires in the morning or to use as toilet paper in the privy that stood out back by the Concord grape arbor. 388 more words

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Bird Teeth

The birds have fed their chicks until now. The chicks still flap their wings and beg for food but the parents are not putting food down their throats like they have until now. 42 more words

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Drinking the Bath Water

A Blue Jay wanted a drink but was avoiding the splashing water the Starling kicks up as it takes a bath. “It looks like a National Geographic photograph,” some views have commented. 36 more words

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