Thursday, June 18, 2015

Throwback Thursday

Richard July 2010

 
 
After Richard retired from Eaton Corp. he started doing jigsaw puzzles for a hobby. I wish I knew how many he put together. Lots! We glued, framed, and gave away a few of them for gifts. I still have some hidden away for the future. This particular puzzle took him some time to put together. As you can see it is pretty detailed! But he loved it!!

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  1. Eaton in Hutchinson? Small world!! For many years when I was in customer service, eaton was a customer of ours and I spoke weekly to the buyers there. I even visited there a few times in person. wow.
    I love puzzles. I used to do them during summers when I was in school and also glue them and frame them. I don't have any of them anymore.

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    1. Yep, Eaton in Hutchinson, Kansas. He worked there for 48 years. It is a small world isn't it Holli. He worked in Engineering. Maybe you even met him at one time.

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  2. I think I got my love of jigsaw puzzles from my Grandparents! Whenever we would go there for a visit or to stay overnight, they were always putting puzzles together. They framed them too! I've got some up on my wall that I've done since being married!

    Linda in VA

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    1. My grands loved doing them with Papa when they were here!

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  3. We love doing jigsaw puzzles. They are so much fun. I came across some that we had never opened before - I kept them - they did not go to Good Will like so many other things. I will be getting those out soon.

    Paula, do you have a way to subscribe to your blog through email. I don't use a blog catcher any more. It would be nice to have your posting dropped in my in box.

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    1. I have quite a few of his yet. I will donate them. Doing jigsaws drives me crazy. Yes, Elaine, I added the follow by email in the right sidebar

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  4. That is a detailed puzzle; looks like lots of pieces too! I'm sure putting the puzzles together was great to keep his mind going. I always liked putting them together, fun and challenging!

    betty

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    1. He always told me that it was the puzzles that kept his mind so sharp. I have to laugh because even when he was putting puzzles together he was starting to experiences some confusion.

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  5. Hey, Thanks Paula. I used the email option to resubscribe. When I pulled myself off my blog catcher, I lost a few blogs. Getting caught back up. Thanks.

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    1. Great Elaine! I look forward to seeing more of you now that you are back to blogging!

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  6. Oh wow, that's a major puzzle. Did he do it all by himself?

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    1. The grandkids might have put a piece or two in. But for the most part he did all of his puzzles by himself.

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  7. I've never had the patience to put together anything but the most elementary jigsaw.
    Sort of like struggling to put ceramic pieces back inside their styrofoam containers, then getting so frustrated I wanted to force them to fit. Urgh!
    My mom was a fan of jigsaws and anagrams; and she, too, touted them being a great exercise to keep her mind sharp.

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    1. I never had that kind of patience either Myra! Richard was the most patient person I ever knew.

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  8. That one does look like a tough one. Those puzzles were a great past time with my parents They worked together on them. It never was a surprise to me that when I tried, I could never find the last few pieces.

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    1. It took him a long time. But he was so proud when it was complete.

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  9. That is an amazing puzzle! I spotted Gilligan, Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, Hawkeye from Mash, and Captain Stubing from The love Boat! Fun!

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    1. I loved sitting with him when he was doing this one. It was filled with so many memorable TV shows! The kids got a kick out of it as well

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