Among the “ephemera” through which I looked in writing the China book was a map of Guangzhou that had been a placemat. It’s definitely my favorite bit of paper from all that “self-archeology.”
Here it is.
What makes it so wonderful to me is that I sent it to my mom and had the thought of marking it up so she could see all the places we went. On the bottom right facing you’ll see I’ve written “Coors did not provide this placemat.”
In many of the restaurants in Colorado back in the day (for decades of the day) paper placemats were sponsored by Coors.
I have no idea if my mom found this half as funny as I did…