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#1 of 12 Old 07-13-2003, 10:14 PM - Thread Starter
 
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...my dad was apparently a model for Playtex for the measurements for their rubber pants! My grandmother told me this today and I thought it was so cool!

A lot less cool: he was also a tester babe for some of the first sposies. So every time you see a sposie-bottomed babe, you can thank my dad for his contribution. I think I'll give him a hard time about it next time I see him! :

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How cool is that!?! Yes, you will have to give him a hard time. :LOL
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Wow! Does Playtex still make rubber pants? They may fit your child really well. :LOL
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That's pretty neat! A diaper celebrity in the family. I guess your dad wore the rubber pants in the family, ha, ha... OK very bad joke, sorry.

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:LOL That is really cool!
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I guess your dad wore the rubber pants in the family, ha, ha
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Wow! Guess he had his 15 minutes of fame quite early on, huh? :LOL

That's pretty cool, Jess!
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Thats pretty neat, though I have to confess that when I first read it, I imagined your dad standing there as an adult with rubber pants on! Don't ask me why, probably all this "Sue" talk! :LOL
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Thats pretty neat, though I have to confess that when I first read it, I imagined your dad standing there as an adult with rubber pants on! Don't ask me why, probably all this "Sue" talk! :LOL
Me, too- LOL- I think I thought it because my dad was a grown man in the 1950s. Hey, how old is your dad, Jess?

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LOL at wildthing and at MamaMonica!! Uh-oh...maybe my dad is Sue!

My dad was born in 1951 and turns 52 this summer - quite the young grandpa!

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Neat!

How ironic that you use cloth when your father was a tester for 'sposies!
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My dad was born in 1951 and turns 52 this summer - quite the young grandpa!
My parents are only 47! (Born in '55)

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