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Old 10-21-2016, 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by kelly237 View Post
Is that bad ???
Yes, because it was always gray! LOL!
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Old 10-22-2016, 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Crazee Cat Lady View Post
Oh they were all the rage decades ago....I remember most people had them in their homes...something similar to that anyways...wall to wall carpet in the bathroom, plus the toilet tank, lid and the seat cover covered in carpet.

It's weird too think about it now, because yes, its really a germ nightmare if you think about it....and looks funny. But back then, they were so commonplace, you really didn't think a lot about them.

The bathroom carpet was washable. It was rubber backed, like a bath mat, laid flat perfectly and didn't get tacked down. Mom would take it up, toss it in the washer and hang it to dry -- didn't take very long to dry at all -- in the summer about an hour on the clothesline. I don't remember how often she did it, but I remember it well. And putting it back was easy.

Mom loved the luxury of getting out of the shower onto a soft warm carpet. She held onto that ratty old bath carpet as long as she could....

And she also loved her toilet seat cover....but it matched the rug... a plush cover -- no frills.
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Old 10-23-2016, 08:04 AM
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Originally Posted by kevxu View Post
Oh yes, we did had the news about germs in the Fifties. We most certainly did believe in them too, but not as much as we believed in God and America. But this was healthily counter-balanced by the belief that you ate a peck of dirt before you died (you just tried not to do it all at once.)

However, there was absolutely nothing then on the order of the poop, pee & toilet obsession that one encounters over and over again in C-D forums. I'm coming to the conclusion that this must be a new American pornography for "nice people." My favorite was on "flying poop particles" in the bathroom, which enjoyed a level of hysteria not seen in America since the Salem witch trials.

A far cry from these wonderful photos of days gone by and their live with it, celebrate it and decorate for it gaiety.
Considering that Pasteur was born in the 1820s, we knew that we had germs, but we didn't often think about it. Mom used to send me outside to play and get dirty. It was good for me. I was also told that I'd eat a peck of dirt before I died. I'm pretty sure I've eaten more. If anything happened, we always had Clorox, Lysol, Listerine, and Campho-Phenique, Mercurochrome.

My favorites CD threads are about bathing. Some don't feel clean unless they shower three times a day.

Mom used to use the lid cover and rug in front of the toilet. They were changed every week. We probably wouldn't have died if they'd been changed less often.
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Old 10-23-2016, 10:27 AM
Location: here
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Originally Posted by Ohiogirl81 View Post
You don't own a washing machine?
Do you wash your toilet covers after every use?
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Old 10-23-2016, 10:28 AM
Location: Philaburbia
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Originally Posted by kelly237 View Post
That was just like it...

So gross now to think Santa had poop germs in his face LOL
Why do you think he's covering his eyes?
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