******Buried Treasure*****

Last Update: March 28, 2014

Yes....this is an outhouse and the title is "buried treasure". Now, some of you will understand right away. And, now comes the explanation for those of you who have no idea what I am talking about. *LOL* This is a post for amusement purposes, and to make you smile.

My mother & I used to have a hobby of digging up old bottles. One of the best places, by far to dig were in and around old outhouses. Apparently....in the "old days" when plumbing was not available indoors, people used the outhouses. When they were done with the outhouse and sometimes even as they used them, they threw old bottles and glassware into them. I think that many people used to grab a quick drink while they were in there also, because there are always plenty of booze bottles to be found. Some are very rare.

Over many years...we have dug up thousands of dollars in buried treasure! The reason for this post today is because the ground has finally *almost* thawed in our area, and I can actually see some very old bottles poking out of the ground. I suppose it will soon be time for another treasure hunt. *smile*

Have a happy weekend.....Melanie

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Kristjana90 Premium
That is really cool. I wish I could do that but here in Iceland there is not much to be found (other than for professional archaeologists). Have fun digging!
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Melanie1508 Premium
It might be interesting to see what you could find there in Iceland. Thanks for reading...have a great weekend :)
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Kristjana90 Premium
I might just have to go digging in the summer! Have a great weekend too :)
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Trialynn Premium
Happy hunting and may you find lots of treasures. I love just looking at the beautiful scenery around that ol outhouse!
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CathyS Premium
That's some fancy out house! My grandmother had one (she was born in 1898) and absolutely refused to have a bath added to her home. Finally, just three years before she passed, her children added it anyway despite her protests. Thank you for bringing back precious memories of MawMaw! God Bless, Melaine!
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Melanie1508 Premium
Awww....thanks for sharing with me Cathy. MawMaw sounds like a grand lady. I appreciate you taking the time to read. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend.
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CathyS Premium
Melanie - She was a GRAND lady! She had hair that was so long until it swept about a foot on the floor. She dipped snuff. She sang Amazing Grace while telling how, in her youth, the buggy she was riding in the back of got flipped over because another buggy passed by that had no horses to pull it (the first car ... ever ... in "town"). Geesh - I'm all nostalgic now! :-)
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Damien Lane Premium
I originally thought composting - yes, a wonderful resource... What an interesting twist. Melanie, this is an interesting post - you should have kept this resourceful idea to yourself, the price of old bottles will now drop thanks to your posting ;)
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Melanie1508 Premium
You have a point there, Damien. *smile*
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KristieK Premium
Seek and you shall find! Go get it!
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Melanie1508 Premium
Thanks Kristie. Have a good weekend.
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