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1mks  (Level: 207.9 - Posts: 5864)
Tue, 3rd Feb '09 8:30 PM


Much fun. Thanks a bunch. I really enjoyed it.

Gypsylady  (Level: 140.7 - Posts: 6036)
Tue, 3rd Feb '09 8:31 PM

Fun Wordpuzzle, Pat~!


Ladyvol  (Level: 202.7 - Posts: 5432)
Tue, 3rd Feb '09 8:38 PM

I really liked this one Pat...reminds me of stories my mom use to tell me about going to school in a one room school house...

Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Tue, 3rd Feb '09 8:42 PM


Winddancer41  (Level: 63.3 - Posts: 1113)
Tue, 3rd Feb '09 8:46 PM

Brought back some fond memories of the one room school i went to. Man i am older than dirt we will have our 50th high school class reunion this year. charlotte

Garrybl  (Level: 275.9 - Posts: 6605)
Tue, 3rd Feb '09 9:38 PM

Interesting; would not have known that scnes described happened so close to the current day.

Lucimoore  (Level: 180.5 - Posts: 1678)
Tue, 3rd Feb '09 9:45 PM

Nice puzzle Pat. (Smooth line Barry)

Bigbird  (Level: 236.0 - Posts: 3300)
Tue, 3rd Feb '09 9:45 PM

Wow! I really want to know where you grew up. There is no way I can identify with that life!

Luvnmexsun  (Level: 147.4 - Posts: 711)
Tue, 3rd Feb '09 10:05 PM

Guess it has to do with being from the "sticks"...small populations? I hate to say it, but I even experienced a couple of these!

It's fun to take a puzzle describing personal experience. Thanks.

Tresgatos  (Level: 201.7 - Posts: 4143)
Tue, 3rd Feb '09 10:10 PM

Loved it, Pat! Yes, this personal experience WP was a wonderful change of pace. The images you painted were very vivid. Thanks for a lot of fun!

-- Geri

Suzannec  (Level: 243.1 - Posts: 616)
Tue, 3rd Feb '09 10:21 PM

Loved this WP. The phrases made the scenes very easy to picture. Thanks!

Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Tue, 3rd Feb '09 10:26 PM

What a nice puzzle - beautifully phrased

Headylamar  (Level: 149.5 - Posts: 740)
Tue, 3rd Feb '09 10:34 PM

Great puzzle! Thanks!

Dwayla  (Level: 191.2 - Posts: 150)
Tue, 3rd Feb '09 10:49 PM

Brought back memories of teaching my first year; six students in five grades. Great puzzle!!

Virtus  (Level: 159.1 - Posts: 2446)
Tue, 3rd Feb '09 11:22 PM

My grandmother used to teach in a one room school in South Dakota. I heard stories much like these. A beautiful puzzle!!

Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Wed, 4th Feb '09 12:35 AM

Lovely puzzle, thanks much!

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Sploofunky (Editor)  
Wed, 4th Feb '09 1:35 AM

Sorry, Cujgie, but your post gave away just a bit too much about the word puzzle. I'm sure Salzypat will appreciate hearing what you had to say, though, so please feel free to repost once the puzzle is over.

Osuzannacollage  (Level: 132.1 - Posts: 1299)
Wed, 4th Feb '09 1:49 AM

Fun puzzle, Pat! Clever and charming. Good job!


Caramel1  (Level: 125.9 - Posts: 21552)
Wed, 4th Feb '09 3:34 AM

Great puzzle-she grew up in Nebraska for any who asked. I went to the same type of school for grade one.- and she is NOT that old to the typo fellow LOL Linda

Collioure  (Level: 102.2 - Posts: 9952)
Wed, 4th Feb '09 3:36 AM

Excellent. Very colorful.

I have now done 4 WP's.

Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Wed, 4th Feb '09 3:42 AM

Great Coll, let us know for sure when you've done 5

Collioure  (Level: 102.2 - Posts: 9952)
Wed, 4th Feb '09 4:24 AM

Well, Sandy, thanks for all the encouragement. With friends like . . .

Right now I can make the top 3rd. It'll be a while till I catch up with you aces.

This was the first time I did one in the AM, and I don't ever do anything important before noon.

Mplaw51  (Level: 176.9 - Posts: 1582)
Wed, 4th Feb '09 6:40 AM

That was fun! Thanks for a good one!

Oldcougar  (Level: 217.3 - Posts: 1935)
Wed, 4th Feb '09 8:29 AM

Thanks so much, Pat it was like having a conversation with my Mom, who was born in Saskatchewan. She lived there during the Dirty Thirties until they moved to Ladysmith, at age 11. Though I guess times were pretty tough most of her stories were cheerful & funny. My favourite was how she rode the butter box all the way to BC, 4 adults & 5 kids in a truck with their family belongings, yikes. Thanks again, excellent puzzle

Salzypat  (Level: 154.3 - Posts: 5295)
Wed, 4th Feb '09 10:42 AM

Thanks everyone for your comments. Glad you enjoyed the WP.

Linda's right, I grew up in north central Nebraska, about 50 miles from the South Dakota border. The towns are small (my hometown had a population of about 1,800 - maybe less now) and far apart - the next town to the south was 45 miles away and it had maybe 20 residents. The next town south of my hometown with more population was where I live now, 150 miles south. The population in the early 1940s was probably in the 20,000 range. It wasn't as bad to the west (45 miles) or east (20 miles). But they were stilll small towns.

In the early 1940s, life was much simpler but also scarier in many ways: No antibiotics, transportation was slow and costly (now we're fast and costly!).

Keep on taking the Word Puzzles, Andy. I think they are the most fun of any of the activities on Sploofus (except Salty Dog!), but I never will rank among the top scorers. I don't take the time to really study the clues, letters, etc.

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