There was a time not to long ago, when homes along Vermont's highways and byways did not have numbers, leaving folks to rely on physical landscapes to give directions.
Take the Kelley's who live on Route 12 in Berlin. Twenty-five years ago Robert Kelley ran a business out of his home and had lots of deliveries. So as a way to make it easier for delivery folks to find him, he put a toilet up on a ledge by his driveway. When he was asked where he lived, he simply said, "Look for the toilet." And those directions work just as well today.
"We just had some wood pellets delivered and the man said, 'well where do you live?' I said, 'I live on Route 12' and he said. 'I can find that alright but where on Rt. 12? and I said, 'well when you get up there 4 miles look up on the ledge -- there is a toilet up there and so that is how he found it," Kelley said.
This is actually the third toilet. The first two were toppled by vandals. Kelley says tourists often stop to take pictures, especially during fall foliage season.