Wednesdays with Words: Leisurely, carefully, painstakingly
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Wednesdays with Words: Leisurely, carefully, painstakingly

With Uncle Sandor and the sheperds to help him, there was very little for Father to do. One morning he brought in his woodworking tools. “We need some new chairs, Mother,” he said. Jancsi helped him find well-seasoned, dry maple planks in the woodshed. Uncle Sandor shook his head and smiled. “So you still make…

The Grand Jigsaw Puzzle
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The Grand Jigsaw Puzzle

For each of the last two Christmases, my parents gave a 1000-piece puzzle to the family members of my generation. There are 10 of us: 5 siblings and our spouses.  While we tend to the competetive (in only the very best way), we can also cooperate at a challenging task. We accomplished the puzzles in…