They had over 500 acres and a large brick house that the dad built. At the time he built it, he had
no idea they would have ten children.
Well, like I said, I never gave it thought back then about the one bathroom. I am guessing they
probably had an outhouse. They had cows, corn, tobacco. They probably had a vegetable garden
too but I don't remember it. I'd guess they probably had an outhouse because with that many in
the family, one would just about need to have something extra.
One might wonder why he did not build an additional bathroom. So I guess, however they worked
it, they did not have the need for it.
The kids were very staggered. In other words the oldest was a girl and the second oldest was a
boy that became my husband. So the two oldest children were out of the house first...my husband
being 19 years old. The youngest was only about two or three years old when we married. The
one up from that was about seven years old.
No, their bathroom did not stink.
If they had not had all those children they would have certainly been wealthy! It's expensive
raising children at any time frame in history. The dad worked all day and then came home and
worked in the fields. He had a very good job, State job working in a National Park.
Good family. Good people. They lived a good life.
In areas where over population is a huge matter, something truly must be done about it. Yes,
I think education is most important.