Ode to the Little Brown Shack Out Back: Billy Edd Wheeler

Once, in Ghana, I was visiting friends and using their shack out back when I heard a noise below me. I stood up, looked down and a head appeared just below the sitting hole. It was the night soil man whose job it was to empty the outhouse buckets. He looked up, said, “Hello, madame,” and then went about his business. After he’d finished, I sat back down and went about mine.

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5 Comments on “Ode to the Little Brown Shack Out Back: Billy Edd Wheeler”

  1. olof1 Says:

    🙂 🙂 🙂 Just wonderful 🙂 🙂

  2. Ralph Says:

    Reminds me of a joke one of our neighbors used to tell when I was growing up. The punch line is “Hey, lady, watch out. I’m painting down here!”


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