In 1953, our 3 room school had a male and female out house and a pump just like this one was the only water on the property. I had never seen one. I made a cup out of note book paper and pumped it full of water to drink and you can guess what happened. Everyone else in the school used the communal dipper in the bucket sitting beside it...
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After many years of marriage, we find we have our own language. Lifted eyebrows can mean, can you believe this? or Do you want to?
Hand signals work really well since Bob has hearing problems. Especially in public or in a store. Talking to his back is a waste of breath.
Hand UP means Stop! Hand cupped bending fingers back towards me rapidly means come here. Finger pointing down aisle means, go that way... when I throw both hands UP at same time it means What the heck are you doing, thinking or going?
I will not say what both hands on hips means.
While shopping for pool supplies at Home Depot, the really heavy kind, I pushed the basket to the cashier and after she scanned with her little scanner, Bob walked towards the exit, I held out the Keys and said Loudly to the oh so deaf man in my life "Hey! Keys! Go!" and he took them and went to the truck without saying a word. I turned to see the cashier laughing like crazy. I said we have our own shorthand speak...