Just a generation or two ago many hillbillies still didn’t know the exact details of how a baby came to be. In fact a lot of them didn’t know any general details either. A couple generations ago I didn’t know anything about the subject myself, but that was mostly due to my age, which was none.
This man and his daughter had been having some special family lovin’. One day he was surprised by the arrival of a newborn son, errr uhhh grandson, well in any event a kid was born and wasn’t expecting it. Little buddy, your daddy-papaw loves you and you’re gonna grow up to be a fine plow boy someday!
We haven’t always had the convenience of a nice warm shower. There was a time when you had to draw water from the well and heat it up so you could bathe. Taking a bath was a chore for sure (pronounced like “shore”) and as such a real man tried to avoid it at all costs. Usually the woman of the house had to force the poor man to take a bath against his will.
Times have changed and oddly enough it is now considered normal for a man to take regular baths, or showers. Yes truth is often stranger then fiction!
If you are wondering whether or not two seater outhouses existed, they did. I saw a two seater outhouse once when we were visiting some family. Even then I wondered why two people would be sitting within inches of each other while doing their “dirty business”.
Think of the romantic moments maw and paw could share when they sat side by side, perhaps whispering in each others ear as they sat there working hard to fill up the outhouse pit. When I think about that I imagine her saying something like “I shore do love you paw but by lawd you stink worse than the hogs!”