1000 Pieces

PuzzleLast night my husband and I finished a 1000-piece puzzle!

Have you ever worked on a puzzle that big?  I never had — until now.

We had been working on it on and off for several weeks.  It was one of those projects when we’d work a little while watching television and/or talking and then step away and come back later.

We actually found some distance was helpful at times to work on this puzzle.  In addition, it was calming and relaxing and fun to do.

The puzzle is so large that it took up almost the entire card table.  Above is a picture of the finished puzzle.  It is all about television history and the history of a variety of programs.

I know quite a bit about TV and the shows which helped us in doing the puzzle.  It is a who’s who of actors, newsmen and women, sportscasters, game show hosts, late night hosts, and entertainers.

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAAmong people pictured on the puzzle are:

**Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather, Huntley and Brinkley, as well as a picture of Nixon, the moon landing, and 9/11, the Beatles, and Kermit.

**Bill Cosby, the cast of Friends, The Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, ER, MASH, Charlie’s Angels, Star Trek, Chips, Kojak, Hill Street Blues, and Dukes of Hazard.

**Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, The Jeffersons, The Love Boat, Magnum P.I., The Honeymooners, That Girl, All in the Family, The Rockford Files, The Simpsons, The Dick Van Dyke Show, and Wayne and Garth.

**Howard Cosell, Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Ed Sullivan, Johnny Carson, Lucille Ball, Barney and Andy Griffith, Barney and Elmo from Sesame Street, Mr. Fred Rogers, Bert and Ernie and Big Bird, Phil Donahue, Milton Berle, Carol Burnett, Wheel of Fortune, and Jeopardy.

This is by no means the entire list of people or shows that are included.  It would take way too long to list all of them.  You, however, get the gist of all of those who have been on TV throughout its history.

Among these stars are some of my favorite people and shows ever to be on TV.  How about you?  One of the funniest shows I have ever watched is The Carol Burnett show.  The sketches were always funny.  Another favorite as a child was Sesame Street.  I was among its first audience.  Now my son enjoys it!  And, I liked the adventures of Magnum PI and the family on The Brady Bunch.

Here is the puzzle on the GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAcard table with the box next to it.  You can see how large it is.

My son and father-in-law also helped us some throughout the week.  Most of the work, however, was done by Kirk and me.

I had the honor of putting in the last piece of the puzzle!  Wasn’t that sweet of Kirk?!  I sure thought so!!

We worked well on this together and it was fun.  However, I don’t know if we’ll be trying this again.  It may be a while.

Hope you have fun with your puzzles!  I’d love to hear what you have worked on.