Not so long ago he did a 2000 piece puzzle of Alaska’s Mount McKinley – and at least 1000 of those pieces were of the same yellow flower in the foreground of the picture.
It’s obvious that my dad likes a challenge. So we were a little surprised when he announced at a family gathering earlier this spring that there was a puzzle that he did not finish.
Not only did he not finish it – he declared it that is was so hard he would give $20 to any grandchild who could.
That got Angel Girl’s attention. Of course the puzzle came home with us.
She immediately started it saying that it would be easiest $20 she ever earned.
Well – it certainly wasn’t as easy as she originally thought – a white polar bear and cub on a snow bank proved to be a challenge! It took her quite a bit longer than she planned, but she did it!
Then she took a picture and sent it off to Papa Jim.
And Papa Jim – though surprised- paid up.
I think it’s safe to say that he won’t be given any similar challenges in the near future – at least not to our puzzle girl!