There was a time that a 50 gal drum was a fixture at about every house. The trash went in and was burned. We still had trash dumps (landfills, that is, does that make any sense, but it is politically correct) but they weren’t as large and they also burned the trash, then bulldozed it under.
(Some folks would require two barrels, Richer folks could burn trash in a decorative barrel)
We have so much disposable stuff today that is about impossible. Most of the time back in ‘those’ days a home would not fill a 50 gal drum with trash. Now a family with a new baby would fill it with disposable diapers. Speaking of that, I might envy the diapers a little, but we sure saved a bundle by washing cotton diapers. The diaper pail did smell a little. I have washed many a mess down the commode and rinsed the diaper there. I never stopped up the commode with one.
(But burning at night used to be the most fun!)
(Someone who was the recipient of an accidental ‘golden shower’ created the ‘TeePee shown above!)
At the reunion we just had in Biloxi, Bill Waters was telling everybody about seeing Jackie pee in my face while I was changing the diaper. That was true. And then Mark (the second son) got me in the ear once. I am sure everyone with baby boys have had similar or near miss experiences to tell about.
(Never thought of this one! Might need this idea when I run our of depends!)
Somehow I think we could still do that is small towns, but even in small towns you have the elite who would not dirty their hands to burn trash.
Anyway I think it is a good idea for us small town folk.
We travelers could even burn our trash in camp fires, but that upsets folks and there are rules against it everywhere.
It was just a thought; maybe with this entire newfangled throw away stuff like foam cups, plates and plastic ware it is not a good idea. But neither is burying stuff that takes a 100 years to deteriorate. Oh well, it is hard to cover everything.
Thanks for stopping by to read this junk or trash, Hey did you see the comment from Bonnie Knox, wow! Thanks Bonnie did not know you were around. Now I will have to watch my language. Nah, great to have you. Bonnie is a strong participant in a forum I take part in, call Actscelerate.
The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!
Actual note to God: