This is an antique commode we have upstairs.
Inside is a chamber pot. I'm sure most of you know what it was for---but in case you don't---it was used in place of a toilet when people in the house didn't want to go outside to the outhouse--like in the middle of the night or when it was really cold or when they were sick.
Our Christmas was wonderful, but New Year's has left a little to be desired. My husband and four of the kids have had a "stomach virus" and I've had a cold. My parents had five children before they had indoor plumbing. NO KIDDING--(rural Nebraska). I was number six of the kids so have always had the benefit of indoor plumbing.
During these past days, I once again look at my antiques, enjoy them and am grateful that I live now. I just can't imagine--