Sometimes the fates smile on my tiny corner of the world.
Enter an angel in the form of one Jane Pierce, who did deliver unto me a treasure chest of puzzles she rescued from a garage sale. (How great is that?)
Among them, dear reader, was this beauty.
|Country Fair puzzle by artist Lori Schory for White Mountain Puzzles|
Would you just get a load of that? I mean COME ON. Anyone who follows me with any regularity knows that I loves me some county fairs. I even have a moo tee shirt.
This puzzle has bunnies and moos and oinks and everything. Plus, it was really really fun and easy to do. The best part? There were little surprises only a puzzler would understand, like a horse nosing around the sno-cone stand and a rooster peeking out from behind a sign heralding candy apples for sale.
|Whimsical goat detail, Fair puzzle|
Then came something that's never happened before: I discovered a kindred spirit when the pieces came together.
|Kindred spirit of Erin O'Brien embodied in Fair Puzzle (no, not the horse)|
|Photographic proof of previous assertion|
Part of me wants to believe that puzzle artist Lori Schory took some liberty with the good looking fella on the "tractor." Part of me wants to believe it is her hubby or dad or some other great guy in her life that loves roaming around a fair as much as I do with my ol' Goat.
|Goat and exceptionally long friend at Portage County Fair|
I noticed the following on the White Mountain Puzzle website:
Every White Mountain Puzzle includes our HAPPINESS GUARANTEE: If you are not completely delighted with your puzzle experience, we will replace your puzzle with a new one for free. Promise.
|Photo of Goat and Lil' OB taken under duress|
Well, White Mountain, I can tell you that this puzzle inflated me with pure puzzle-puzzling joy, but I appreciate your faith in your product just the same.
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