I’d work on it while sitting in the living room just to be near him. Though I tried many times to teach him how to do Sudoku, he just couldn’t quite grasp the concept.
When I finished the puzzle, I’d cheer. At first, he checked it against the solution to make sure it was right. One day he asked me what I did with them when I finished.
You should have seen his face when I told him I threw them away! He said I should keep them. That was my guy. He never tossed anything. I asked what use they could ever be, and he said “Just a keepsake. If I finished one of those, I’d frame it.”
During the last year, I had stored all the puzzles, unworked, in a Guideposts magazine. The last thing on my mind during 2013 was working puzzles. Yesterday I pulled out that magazine and one of the puzzles, shown above. Now when I work them, I can remember him and how he never ceased to cut these out for me.
What a guy!
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Low on faith and high on fear, Summer Grant flees from death threats and is involved in an accident which leaves her trapped in Havens Creek, a small town not far enough away from danger. Though she doesn’t trust cops, she has no choice but to accept the hospitality offered by Police Chief Jake Taylor. Staying with his sister and her five-year old daughter in an isolated mountain home might be the ideal place to recuperate, but if the man Summer’s running from finds her, no one will be safe.