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Monday, October 19, 2020

I live on a lovely lake with 500 miles of shoreline. It was created in the 1960s when a power dam was built on the Roanoke River. I bought this 1000 piece puzzle as a stay-at-home Covid activity, provide mental exercise and also to support a local business.

Little did I know how hard it would be to complete without the help of children and grandchildren with their young, sharp eyes.

I like puzzles and often buy scenes of places we have visited.
This is London Bridge.

We were there with daughter #2 & family in 2012 at the start of the Olympics

And again in 2014 with daughter #1 (Hayburner1969) & family.
I had a puzzle made of this photo of my favorite granddaughter and me at Stonehenge.
(She is our ONLY granddaughter. We have 5 grandsons)

I have several of these “family” puzzles.
Here are 3 of the grandchildren in 2011 in Paris.

Although most puzzles are made and then taken apart, I keep the special ones completed. They decorate assorted horizontal surfaces, covered by plastic sheets for protection.

My favorite is a collage puzzle of a trip to Europe in 2019 with both daughters’ families.
(Barcelona, Nice, Monaco, Rome, Pompeii & Mt Vesuvius)

Puzzles from photos are easily available to order online, but in my case they predate the Internet.
My children received a small puzzle as Christmas present from my Dad way back in the 70s.
I have that one framed.

It’s my DAD! Their Grandpa (“Papa Frank”) who they hadn’t seen in awhile.
He lived in another state. They were so surprised.

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