to thankful thursday on the peanut.
the humble modern toilet.
i can only hope this thursday’s gratitude doesn’t offend any peanut readers!!!
if it does . . . i apologize in advance. and you can skip this post i guess!
but think about it.
it’s the great common denominator.
it matters not which sex you are . . .
what color you are . . .
what nationality you are . . .
how rich you are . . .
how poor you are . . .
how important you think you are . . . ahem . . . as in politicians . . . LOL.
and as in some rock stars and foot ball players . . .
how unimportant you are . . . the rest of us . . . according to said politicians!
how famous or talented you are . . .
how literally unknown you are . . .
how smart you are . . .
how stupid you are . . .
well. that’s not fair. like will rogers said. we’re all stupid. just in different things.
how happy you are . . .
how sad you are . . .
how old you are . . .
how young you are . . .
how beautiful you are . . .
how plain you are . . .
how religious you are
how non religious you are . . .
if you’re alive on this planet . . .
you pee and poop like the rest of us!!!
we all do it old bean!
it’s as natural as being born and dying.
it’s just part of life.
a very important part actually.
don’t do it and you would soon move on to the nether worlds!
THEREFORE. ALAS. AS IT WERE . . .
and i am so very grateful that i live where there are clean modern toilets.
it’s something i NEVER EVER take for granted!!!
because . . .
it wasn’t all that long ago that we or they
were all making use of places like this . . .
and in some remote areas of this world . . .
it’s probably still the case!
see that space at the bottom of the door?
on the prairie in these parts where i live . . .
in olden days of the pioneers . . . it used to be a favorite place for snakes to crawl into.
you know. dark. damp.
TOTALLY dark actually . . . unless it was a moonlit night.
there were no such things as batteries in a flash light . . . on the prairie.
or rather . . . “torch” . . . as our english friends call it!
and to think that back then . . .
as an added hazard and inconvenience . . . ladies wore yards and yards of material . . .
long . . . long . . . heavy skirts to the ground !!!!
nothing like going to potty in the middle of the night
and hearing the poisonous warnings of rattles on a tail!
lordy. no thank you.
AND . . .
WELL. FINALLY THE ANSWER !!!
do bears s*** in the woods?
well. yes they do. and they have their own little seat i guess! LOL.
courtesy:en.academic.ru ~ a toilet at goat peak
this gives a whole new meaning to living life on the edge!!!!
good grief charlie brown.
now that location is just plum ridiculous.
things got better.
as a matter of fact . . .
things got down right outrageous and frivolous !!!!
as in . . .
the glitter model for a budding star maybe?
OR . . .
how about peeing in your lucky toilet in
LAS VEGAS no doubt!
then of course . . .
there’s the cowboy . . . or the dairy farmer ?
nostalgic for his cows . . . i guess ?
why else would you want a spotted toilet? LOL!
maybe it makes a moo sound when you flush it!
then of course there are the accoutrements . . .
the very necessary items for the proper toilet etiquette.
let your toilet get like this . . .
inexcusable old bean!
not to mention just dad gummed unpleasant!!!
especially when it’s so easy to keep it
and for all you greenies out there . . .
who . . . whom like the idea ~ man. alas. i hate that word whom.
for all you greenies that like to use something wihout noxious fumes
here’s a website that’s “a good thing” . . . as martha says!
is she even still around?
last i heard she put an ad on a dating website. maybe somebody claimed her.
for their very own “perfect” person.
oh i just crack myself up! LOLOL.
back to the natural cleansers site . . .
or . . . this address on the photo itself . . .
you’re welcome old bean!
and . . .
word has it that in the olden days. . . back in the days of the
toilet paper was either only a luxury or apparently unknown!!!
people cleaned their bums with pages from the catalogue.
now we are ever ~ ever so grateful for this
so MUCH to be grateful and thankful for !!!
i guess that means the same thing doesn’t it.
here are some very nice rooms with our thankful thursday
and well . . . every day really . . . STAR . . . of today’s show !
very very lovely.
and . . .
for a bit more drama
the color of royalty!
we that are lucky . . .
can so often easily forget . . .
there but for the chance of fate go i . . .
there are some people living in such conditions not of their own making . . .
who would think that our simplest bathrooms were literally the palaces of kings.
people who have been torn asunder by years of civil war in their own countries.
who have fled for their very lives and the lives of their little children.
they live now in refugee camps by the millions.
in different countries around this globe.
even egypt may soon join in that group with their own difficulties arising.
can you even picture your child or your own precious grand child
wandering around in this as shown below ?
raw sewage in these places now is common and becoming critical
according to ‘doctors without borders.’
a truly wonderful organization.
this is one tiny part of a syrian refugee camp in jordan.
and no doubt more trying to escape to it daily.
even at that it’s a life threatening reality.
and in another part of this world.
as far as the eye can see. camps like this.
this is only one of the camps in sudan.
refugees from all the violence in so many places now.
trying to form some kind of life for themselves and their little children.
wow. old bean.
i don’t really mean to be a downer.
but this is reality.
how can we see images like this and not be thankful
for our own clean modern facilities?
i know we ARE thankful!
every single day.
this little syrian girl will no doubt grow up in this refugee camp in jordan.
in her short life she has seen more killing and blood spilled than we could ever dream of.
there will be no real childhood for this precious little child.
she has known only destruction and fear.
there are now 1.3 million known syrian refugees.
living in the mud and the dirt. and the sewers.
toilets? what are toilets here?
but at least no one is trying to kill her here.
we did have a little early fun with this post old bean.
and . . .
i’m reminding myself here . . . with these last pictures
that not only am i thankful
i’m thinking . . .
i should even consider it a sacred privilege
and never just a ‘chore’ . . .
to clean the toilet in my little wren house.
right through that lovely private door.
the nice clean modern toilet right around that corner.
this is only a picture of the bathroom in the model apartment they keep to show people.
but this bathroom is made just like the one in my own wren house.
thankful this thursday.
that i am.
and i almost forgot.
i have some things going on right now so i’ll only be posting
about 2 or sometimes maybe 3 days a week.
i hope you’ll still come by and visit.
it means a lot to me!
til soon old bean.