Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Puzzle Pieces (035/365)

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“There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.”

Deepak Chopra (Indian Ayurvedic Physician and Author, b1947)

TIME: 8:29 PM
PLACE: My Desk
SUBJECT: United States puzzle pieces

After I finished at my client's office today, I had time to peruse one of my favorite local thrift stores before StellaDella was finished with Mother's Day Out.  I love thrift stores, yard and rummage sales.  You never know what you are going to find.  This particular store is staffed by older volunteers.  I'd say their average age is about 70 and they are the nicest folks.  My paternal-great aunt who is 83, volunteers there on Thursdays.  On the game shelf, I found this, which is not only a puzzle map of the United States, but it has the world on the reverse side.  Bonus!  Plus, as I was checking out, I was told that today was 1/2 price day.  It just kept getting better!  My puzzle price? - a mere quarter.    I am digging the graphics on the state pieces.  I can recall putting a similar puzzle together when I was in grade school.  StellaDella and I will assemble the USA tomorrow. 


Christina said...

Wonderful purchase for $.25! I like the graphics on the puzzle pieces too.

Dot O said...

We love puzzles here! I don't think we own a US puzzle.

At Christmas, I tried to find puzzles whose pieces weren't all cut in the same/similar shapes but I had no luck.

Enjoy your purchase!

Mari said...

It looks like one I did as a kid too. Very cool!

Sara G said...

What a cool puzzle. Great way for the kiddo's to learn the states!