I found this old box of puzzles up high on a closet shelf here in the house. I am certain they belonged to my husband and his brother, and that they played with them when they were little. So they're pretty old (tee hee!).
Animal Puzzles - the box is falling apart:
I finally decided to go ahead and sort all of the pieces into bags. There were 5 puzzles all jumbled into the box, which was so full it had to be held closed with a rubber band.
So then last week I put the puzzles together. I don't do puzzles much, and there was no picture to work from - plus I had no idea of the size or shape, so I had a bit of difficulty with them. (Well, I did. And, yes, I KNOW they are kid's puzzles. What can I say?) It didn't help that pieces were missing:
Oh, yeah ....pieces were missing, all right:
From every one of them:
And they would have been so cute!
So, what has me "PUZZLED" is this?
How DO children manage to lose 4, 5, or more pieces from EVERY single puzzle in a box?
Is it a law of nature or something?
And while I'm at it, what exactly does one do with cute vintage puzzles that are incomplete??
Got any ideas?