Does anyone remember these! Good old Co-op stamps! My Mum and Gran were great collectors of these and woe betide if you were sent for the messages (shopping) and returned without them!
I can go even further back - I actually remember my Mum's co-op dividend number! It was only two digits, so not too difficult! My Gran's number had four digits, I can't remember it.
My Gran used to send me to the Co-op dairy round the corner (no roads to cross), when I was very young. Before I went, I had to recite the number to her. All the way to the shop I would go over it again and again in my head! By the time I got to the shop, I had either forgotten the number or had been so busy trying to remember it, that I had forgotten what I was there for! Actually, that's quite comforting - that means that my memory was bad then, and its not just an age thing!!!! Yea!!!
If any of you remember that far back, you may remember the little rectangular receipt you got at the co-op - on very thin paper - usually yellow, pink or blue. The shop lady had a big book of these with carbon paper and another page underneath. I remember really wanting to work in a shop and have a book like that when I grew up!
I did eventually have a Saturday job in a shop and we did have receipts books with carbon paper! I loved that job and one of the other Saturday girls is still a great friend today! Funny how things work out!