The day after my birthday, Becky and I met our camping buddies in Lexington for lunch and a bit of junkin'. While in one of the downtown shops, I spied a small Folger's coffee tin and upon further inspection, I discovered it was a puzzle.
The container was made of cardboard and the ends were made of tin. What was amazing to me was that it had not been opened. There was a tiny string hanging from the side and to open the canister, you simply pulled that string and the lid would come right off.
I didn't pick up that little coffee puzzle right away and as I was walking past the counter, I noticed that Sue was buying it. I must have been in a bit of a fog, because it didn't even dawn on me that she was buying it for me for my birthday! When she handed it to me a little later in another store, it caught me totally by surprise. Needless to say, I was tickled to death and knew immediately that I would leave it in pristine condition and never open it.
Yesterday, while junkin' with Sue, Susan, and Becky here in Myrtle Beach, I ran across another Folger's coffee puzzle and this one had been opened. There was no hesitation this time around . . . it was mine! So last evening, I laid out all 56 pieces and proceeded to put it together. Obviously it didn't take very long, but that didn't diminish the fun!
In looking for information about this puzzle I found two different time frames. Several sources said it was from the late 1930's to early 1940's while a few dated it to the 1950's. All reported that it was a free promotional give-away when you bought Folger's Coffee.
Thanks for my birthday present Sue and it will have a place of honor in The Coffee Cup!! Thanks to everyone else for peeking in today to see if there was anything new to read about. I hope your January is going well and always remember . . .
"Camping and Coffee . . . Life Is Good!"