Date: Sat, 23 Apr 1994 07:06:07 -0400
From: "Connie C. Eble" cceble[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GIBBS.OIT.UNC.EDU
In New Orleans in the 1940s, elementary school children called the
bathroom basement. We had the girls' basement and the boys' basement.
Even though the school didn't have a basement, these facilities were
located on the lowest level of the school, in the rear, beneath the two
stair wells. My colleague Bill Harmon, who was growing up in Concord,
North Carolina at the same time, says that in his school there were even
upstairs basements and downstaris basements.