Bring Me Little Water Sylvie
Bring me little water now.
Bring me little water Sylvie
Every little once in a while.
~Huddie “Leadbelly” Ledbetter
Running water, indoor plumbing, and flush toilets (johns) are modern inventions and conveniences that address our need for cleanliness and simplicity. When we travel, we see there are variations on the theme and availability.
Historically, we spent much of our time finding, carrying, and removing water. The ease with which we have relatively universal access to this commodity is astounding; very few places in developed countries still require carrying water or using latrines. Only in times of disasters, such as hurricanes, do many of us need to resort to more primitive methods.
Outhouse, flushing. Toilet paper over, under; clockwise, counterclockwise.
What is your family’s favorite word for the toilet?