Editor Michael M. DeWitt Jr. has the tongue-in-cheek story about the business in the Lowcountry's own Varnville, home of the late and lamented Varnville Pool, that builds, sells and delivers Outhouses.
He even shares a good story from the Outhouse maker, Jimmy Butler, owner of Jimmy Butler Auto Sales/Storage Plus at 907 Carolina Ave. in Varnville:
Butler has nostalgic memories of his own and laughs when he tells the story of two relatives who, as naughty youngsters, decided to try and smoke some pine straw from a pipe while hiding in the privy and accidentally burned Pa-Pa's outhouse to the ground.
At least it didn't explode and launch them to the MOON.
I guess it's getting harder to preserve this bit of our not-so-distant past. We never had an outhouse in my upbringing, but I sure did use a few of them in rural Georgia.