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  1. emjaycee

    emjaycee GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    As long as the horses were diapers as well. Compost.

  2. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    K, now Clarence being a party "poop"er….

  3. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Guess a diaper service can never say: “We’re not putting up with this mess”…

  4. Michael Farren

    Michael Farren said, over 1 year ago

    The Discovery Channel show “Dirty Jobs” had an episode devoted to a diaper service once. Surprisingly modern and up-to-date. Should have seen their giganto washing machines!

  5. CFinFL

    CFinFL said, over 1 year ago

    emjaycee—-Funny! I didn’t know that horses could be diapers! OH! You meant to say wear, instead of were.

  6. emjaycee

    emjaycee GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @CFinFL

    Sigh. That’s what I get for typing without my glasses.

  7. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 1 year ago

    Milk was delivered in Philadelphia in horse-drawn buggies up into the 1950s!
    Baltimore STILL has what they call “Arabers” (named for Arabs, pronounced “A-rab-ers”), who collect junk in horse-drawn wagons.

  8. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @AshburnStadium

    Yes, I can attest to this! And they’re still around these days, but they sell produce, mostly… Part of my childhood memory in “Charm City” in the 70s was getting to ride around the block on a pony that one nice Produce Arabber had, in our neighborhood…. so I took a ride while he hawked his goods around our block….
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    Though there aren’t as many as there used to be, they’re still around… in fact, it’s almost just a handful!
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    The scary thing is, though, there was a chance to lose one of the stalls… the building had to be brought up to code, but an organization was formed to help keep those few stables that are left going…

  9. ronald rini

    ronald rini GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    to be honest I am cheap my kid had cloth diapers except when we went somewhere, it was easier than carrying dirty diapers around. And had a diaper pail and washed them myself

  10. gmforde

    gmforde said, over 1 year ago

    I can’t believe diaper services are still available. They went out of business almost as soon as paper diapers became available. It got too expensive to run them. You had to get the washers and dryers, delivery vans, and the people needed to run the machines. Then you got complaints about the pollution caused by dumping dirty water and detergents down the water supply. Cloth diapers are not really environmentally friendly like paper ones are. What an irony.

  11. harebell

    harebell said, over 1 year ago

    @gmforde, having used both with my kids, I would say in terms of pollution it’s six of one, half-a-dozen of the other. Paper wrapped in plastic doesn’t deteriorate all that fast. Then there are the contents, sitting in the landfill…wrapped in paper…wrapped in plastic… At least the water is being treated. I finally went with paper and plastic because I grew tired of arguing with the diaper service as to whether the number they got back equalled the number they gave me. One of us couldn’t count, and we had different opinions as to who that was.

  12. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @gmforde

    Dumping dirty water into the water supply? You got a bathroom in your house? Where do you think the contents go? Disposable diapers are a petroleum products – I don’t like the idea of swaddling my grandkids in gasoline.

  13. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 1 year ago

    @Dani Rice

    If you have vinyl flooring or siding, you are using petroleum products on your grandkids. If you are using other than pure cotton or wool, you are most likely swaddling them in what you call gasoline.
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    Everything is a resource if used properly, even if used improperly, just an unused resource.

  14. tegm

    tegm said, about 1 year ago

    haha, they still have those? I think my parents used those on me when I was a baby.

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