Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

The Puzzling Attraction

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

The Puzzling Attraction

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One of the things I'm most looking forward to about moving into another home may seem strange to some. It's not more bathrooms or closets, but a place to put together jigsaw puzzles.

It wasn't always this way.

Some years ago, my husband and I impulsively bought a large antique pub table and put it in a corner of our family room. I intended to refinish it once warm weather came, but long before that, it had become our puzzle table - always covered with intricate and colorful jigsaw pieces.

Our first puzzle was a gift from my dear mother-in-law. She, like many others (see page 15), had observed that eventually most of her guests gathered around a half-finished puzzle she kept in the living room.

Before long, there was always a puzzle in our house waiting for someone to stop and figure out which pieces fit where. …

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