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Old 09-16-2012, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:16 AM
 
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Back then, we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throwaway kind.
I had clothe diapers as a child, I'm not even sure if the disposable ones were on the market yet. I know my younger brother had them at least for a time. My youngest brother most certainly had disposable because I was the one that had to lug the damn things out to trash.
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:26 PM
 
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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What are they saying, really? That past generations did certain things that were more environmentally friendly than what is the norm today. Great, I agree with that. The question is, how many of the people who've "liked" that post would be interested in returning to that way of living?

Incidentally, I wore cloth diapers when I was a baby, too, and I'm a member of Generation X. I also still do a few other things on that list, like replacing only the blade of my razor (double-edged Feather brand blades), not using plastic bags, walking or biking everywhere, no television at all (let alone a huge one), manually mixing ingredients in the kitchen, returning glass milk bottles to the store, ship packages with newspaper for padding, etc. I'm guessing most of the older people who will read that post and nod their heads in agreement actually do hardly any of the things on that list, just like most other Americans.
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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I nodded my head in recognition and felt a certain nostalgia. I still do most of the things that are possible. And I still have one of my son's cloth diapers (they made truly wonderful rags for cleaning, and for polishing things), and he just passed his 40th birthday.

But I do use a variety of electronic devices, most of which are required in the course of my business.

No central air, though - ceiling fans and well-placed windows and, when it's really hot, window units, do the trick.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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my point in the OP was that so many gen xers blame my generation for the ruination of the earth and it just isn't so. I only use plastic bags from the grocery to dispose of kitty litter, I wash baggies and tin foil rarely use paper towels, etc and I'm still teaching my children ( 2 10 yo olds at home) how to be good stewards. Our Family Motto is "Give Back More than you Take".
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:32 AM
 
Location: USA
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my point in the OP was that so many gen xers blame my generation for the ruination of the earth and it just isn't so. I only use plastic bags from the grocery to dispose of kitty litter, I wash baggies and tin foil rarely use paper towels, etc and I'm still teaching my children ( 2 10 yo olds at home) how to be good stewards. Our Family Motto is "Give Back More than you Take".
Pfft. There are trolls in every generation and just as many struggling in each generation. Who gives an ass what trolls say?
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Interior AK
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