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Jubilation was evident when the puzzle was finally completed. It hadn’t taken as long as expected. But you will note that three pieces are missing. Such a pity! The pieces came in a sealed plastic bag and I was very careful, so I think they did not come in the pack.
Did I derive any of the possible benefits? I’m not sure. But I loved the activity. It was almost an addiction. I felt deprived if bedtime came and I had not found time to add new pieces to the picture. I would sometimes be doing the jigsaw when I should have been doing something else.
My husband noted the endless patience I demonstrated in completing the picture and patience is not normally one of my strengths. I would love to start another one. Hopefully soon.
When my grandsons were primary school age the whole family would work on a jigsaw during the school holidays. Everyone would have a go, often in a group, or sometimes alone. Social interaction wa as much fun as actually completing the puzzle.
Recently I have had an urge to undertake a jigsaw puzzle. Questioning my idea, I wondered if I was just indulging a whim or were there benefits in doing jigsaw puzzles. Undertaking jigsaw puzzles is actually very good for our brains. They challenge our dexterity by exercising our hands, spatial reasoning and logic while also improving our concentration and patience. The process works both sides of our brain which enhances out memory and accelerates our ingenuity and creativity.
Good enough reason I thought, to invest in a puzzle. So I set up a little table and set to work. I have a system, trying to get the edges done first and any blocks I can see in the puzzle. But this is the first one I have done alone, not sure how I will go.
Making progress, slowly. I will keep you posted
What is meant by the modern term referred to as “POLITICAL CORRECTNESS”…The definition is found in 4 telegrams at the Truman Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri.
The following are copies of four telegrams between President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur on the day before the actual signing of the WWII Surrender Agreement in September 1945.
The contents of those four telegrams below are exactly as received at the end of the war – not a word has been added or deleted!
(1) Tokyo, Japan 0800-September 1,1945
To: President Harry S Truman
From: General D A MacArthur
Tomorrow we meet with those yellow-bellied bastards and sign the Surrender Documents, any last minute instructions?
(2) Washington, D C 1300-September 1, 1945
To: D A MacArthur
From: H S Truman Congratulations, job well done, but you must tone down your obvious dislike of the Japanese when discussing the terms of the surrender with the press, because some of your remarks are fundamentally not politically correct!
(3) Tokyo, Japan 1630-September 1, 1945
To: H S Truman
From: D A MacArthur and C H Nimitz
Wilco Sir, but both Chester and I are somewhat confused, exactly what does the term politically correct mean?
(4) Washington, D C 2120-September 1, 1945
To: D A MacArthur/C H Nimitz
From: H S Truman
Political Correctness is a doctrine, recently fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and promoted by a sick mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end!
Now, with special thanks to the Truman Museum and Harry himself, you and I finally have a full understanding of what ‘POLITICAL CORRECTNESS’ really means…..