We have had this puzzle hanging on the wall in our house for the past thirty-seven years.
In 1981 my mother-in-law came from Alberta, Canada to spend Christmas with us in North Carolina. While she was with us, we put this 1000 piece puzzle of canal boats together. I decided to try to preserve it by mounting it on a piece of poster board and coating it with a couple coats of clear finish.
The summer before I had to cut down a black walnut tree that was growing against the back of my garage. I borrowed a truck and took the trunk to a local saw mill where it was cut into eight twelve inch boards. I saved all the bark edge trimming boards as well and used it to make several items. The frame for this picture was made from that tree.
Carefully placing pieces
Each piece a mem’ry
Photo: Dwight L. Roth
Lillian, at d’Verse, asked us to take a look around our house and see what is hanging on the walls. Then we were to choose something and write a poem about why it was significant. This puzzle has been through two moves and is still holding together and hanging on our wall after all these years!
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