Shit my parents still drink groundwater outside of Brenham, TX.
I have a buddy in Bama who's grandfather used an outhouse up into the early 90's. This was in Leeds, Alabama...just about 20 miles outta B'ham.
Of course, this is the guy who told the story about his grandfather squatting ON the toilet seat to take a shit and threw the used tp in the trash...not the bowl. I'm about to go on a tangent here, so hang with me...
This old man (and his wife) raised a young boy from within the family who was orpahned early in his life. This was after they got running water and an indoor "bathroom", so some time in the 90's I'm guessing.
My buddy was sent to the bathroom one day to check on the little boy who was obviously having trouble. He said he walked in to find the boy up squatting on the toilet seat, so he asked him WTF he was doing...and that's how he found out how is grampa took a duece. Anyway, the kid was covered in shit, as were the toilet and the walls...and the floor was covered with used TP b/c the trash was full (of more used TP I can only assume).
I dunno, I always thought that story was hillarious...picturing an old, frail man with shaky legs up and squatting on a toilet and trying to wipe his ass is comedic gold, Jerry. GOLD!