After the last bout of rainfall, Black Angus dot a green Sonoma county field at the edge of the San Pablo Wildlife Refuge. A short distance further, a most curious structure looms in the vast marshland on the east side of California Highway 37 between Sears Point and Mare Island. The structure is familiar; its location is baffling.




Labeled ‘The Lone Toilet’  it never fails to catch my attention no matter how often my travels take me past it.



A few months ago, a odd addition found its way into the facility…not this marsh dweller

but this invader…

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I can’t say I enjoyed seeing the individual perched on the throne in a number of subsequent drive-bys. In fact, I thought the figure took something away from the uniqueness of the structure’s place in the landscape. It diminished my experience. Someone else’s too, I imagine, since the character has been moved in recent months…much to my satisfaction 🙂

Rather than retelling the story behind this architectural wonder, I’ll just add this here:

Given all the poop going on in the world today, I thought you might appreciate an enlightening tale about a lone loo and a little latrine levity to boot.

Dear Reader
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About Donna Gwinnell Lambo-Weidner

I am an adventure seeking ponderer of the mysteries of the universe, writer of children's books (represented by Stephen Fraser of the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency), and lover of anything involving armor, archery, or swashbuckling.
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  1. sandranickel says:

    Latrine Levity! I love it!


  2. Lyn says:

    “A penny for your thoughts.” Strange saying considering you had to insert a penny into a slot to get the toilet door open in the public bathroom at Central Railway Station (Sydney) when I was a kid in the 50s 🤔😄


  3. You sure put a smile on my face today, Donna. What a great post. Thanks so much.


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