“My mother had a strange aversion to Tupperware. It wasn’t the brand that specifically peeved her; all plastic containers were taboo in our household. Storing leftovers in the porous tubs made her cringe and in my house growing up it was only glass, Anchor Hocking or Pyrex.
Yet whenever one of her friends invited her over to a Tupperware party, she always made sure to put on her best dress and venture on out for a “what I thought“ was a dull afternoon of tea, stale pastries, and sales pitches.
What I came to realize was that her love of Tupperware parties had little to do with the plastic containers. Not at all. For my mother it was all about the other kind of ‘dish’. These hourlong affairs were the perfect opportunity to spend time chewing on a juicy pieces of fresh gossip, and if it happened to include putting up with some talk about some colorful new Tupperware designs, that was just fine with her.
Later on I remember my mother started to warm up to plastic containers. It was inevitable I guess, but the way it happened was not through Tupperware, but actually from Cool Whip containers. You see, she saved empty tubs of whipping cream and realized that they worked well for leftovers. That quote from the Graduate, “There’s a great future in plastics” could not have been more of an understatement, even in my house where glass ruled the day.
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I still have my Mom’s old Tupperware and it still as good as the day she got it. I am definitely missing some lids but that’s where my tin foil comes in…or do you call it aluminum foil?
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