(Pictures from the net)
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Today on our walk we passed a young couple getting out of their car. I am about sure they had been to the grocery store. I noticed a large pack of disposal diapers as we waved. After a few steps I mentioned that young marrieds have no idea what it is like to use and reuse cotton diapers like some of us did.
I laughed, this is what I got when I searched for hanging diapers> LOL
We never took it as a terrible chore to rinse a dirty diaper out in the commode. I was just glad we had a commode to clean them in. I’m smiling now at how sweet my Sherry is. I once moved us into an old house. It had a nice outhouse because it had no indoor plumbing and of course no hot water heater. But that was after one of the boys was in school and the other was out of diapers. LOL That girl never once complained!
(Yeah I also helped hang diapers, even when they froze stiff!)
Of course on the way to becoming rich I moved her into a converted chicken house for about a year I think. We did have indoor plumbing and a hot water heater, but we still hung the diapers out on the line. I have heard of young couples who decided to use cotton diapers lately. I wonder how they followed thru on the plan.
So I had to look it up, how many diapers go to the landfill?
An estimated 20 billion disposable diapers are added to landfills throughout the country each year, creating about 3.5 million tons of waste. According to a report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, disposable diapers introduce pathogens into the environment from the solid waste they contain. Dec 31, 2016
Now were we nice to the environment in the 1940-1970s? You betcha.
I remember the diapers made good cleaning rags and great to wash the car. I think we might even have passed the good ones down to other couples.
Do you remember what you did with the good diapers once the kids were out of them? Just curious. Because my Sherry does not remember. WHAT? Don't tell me you never washed diapers? hahahahaha I am probably older than I thought.
PS: About the environment, Growing up most families had 50 gallon drums in which they burned waste. All the table scraps fed the dogs or was saved for neighbors that raised hogs. Very little was wasted. I still think it is better for the environment to burn rather than to bury the poisons that take a hundred years to become nontoxic. But that is Just my opinion!