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Twenty-five cents on a recent trip to the Vancouver Flea Market bought me this gem of a 1984 Tupperware Coupon Organizer. Every word is conveniently in both official languages.
The Table of Contents is handy. After all, one does not want one's "Meat and Alternatives/Viande et Substituts" coupons mingling with one's "Children/Enfants" coupons.
I'm not actually all that keen on the Tupperware Home Party culture; I can't juggle the socializing and sales environment simultaneously. However, I do love Tupperware. In fact, it has had a greater presence in my life than I realized until seeing this book. Looking through the little drawings, I see a lot of things from Grandma's house.
I played with all of the toys on page 10, for example. That ball with the different shaped holes and corresponding blocks that fit through them was like magic. (Apparently it's called the Shape-O Toy.) You get to pull it apart to empty it out once you've managed to get all the blocks inside; nothing is more empowering than dumping things out when you're a kid.
The elephant, giraffe and dog toys were pretty stellar, too. You could disconnect the head, body and butt pieces from each other, so some interesting rearrangements of body parts came about. I remember how much fun I had putting the elephant head on the giraffe neck with the dog butt and tail.
I don't think I'll be using my coupon organizer to store coupons with; I'm not much of a coupon girl, and it's already a pretty full little book anyhow, with the memories n' all.