Just thinking ...

Jumble ®
7/11/2009 6:10:36 AM by: Elsi

My mother did the Jumble in the newspaper every morning. It seemed a pretty silly way to spend time, to me. But she'd fold the page in quarters, write the circled letters in the margin, and solve the thing before her day started. I've begun doing the same! I read the paper during breakfast, and I do the Jumble before I read in the Bible. I fold the paper into quarters, scribble the letters in the margin, and figure it out. About half the time I know the answer to the riddle just by reading it, and often I can just glance at the mixed letters and see the word. But other days I struggle over it, coming back to it until it becomes clear. Either way, it's fun to watch myself do what Mother did half a century ago.



 

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