Puzzles Fill Void On Winter Days


March 16, 2023

Cold, dark, drab, dreary, January is the longest month of the year. I realize that it has 31 days the same as March, May, July, August, October, and December, but it seems days longer. I am thankful that the Romans decided to shorten February. The long days leave us retired folks wanting for something to do.

Puzzles are a good cure for our cabin fever. They were first created by John Spilsbury in 1766. Spilsbury, a cartographer and engraver, cut up maps with a marquetry saw to teach children geography.

Puzzles are a bit like the days of our lives. A day unfolds piece by piece, sometimes an...

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