In the early 1950s, we took baths in our backyard at our house near Benson. The tub was mainly used to put clothes in when they were washed in a wash pot outside. We didn't have a bathroom or running water inside the house. Water was drawn from a well in the backyard. The water was heated by the sun or on a wood stove. We used homemade soap.
The picture shows a clean dirt yard with no grass or weeds. We kept them chopped with a hoe and swept with a yard broom made from reeds growing in the woods or on a hedge row. In the background is a cornfield that my Papa farmed.
I thank God for today's electricity and modern bathrooms!