1960s

1960s – Re-marks – 1500 pieces

My apologies for the cockeyed picture, I did my best but sometimes it is quite difficult to level out the image on the camera. At least it is for me. This puzzle was lots of fun to assemble, even with the super loose fit.

I loved putting together each of the sections. There was something soothing for me – laying out the pieces on trays, finding the correct pieces for a section and then filling in the holes on the trays. Moving the pieces around, sorting through them, etc. was extremely calming for me. My OCD was forcing me keep things in order, and it proved altogether relaxing for me – in addition to the actual assembly of the puzzle.

It’s always been my belief that we Dissectologists all have a bit of the OCD, and putting things right by completing puzzles is calming, relaxing, soothing, meditative…..whatever term you use. It was evident while I was assembling this puzzle that I needed to put and keep things in order – even the pieces laid out on trays – and it was what I needed for my mental health at the time. I’ve been quite down lately and the time spent putting things in order helped me. Puzzles are my therapy these days, and thank goodness I have them. 🧩💖

Not the best quality puzzle I’ve done in a while; the pieces were on the thinner side with a terribly loose fit. Even so, the collage image itself saved the day and I enjoyed it anyway.

I was a very odd child who never followed the crowd, and in my teens I read and thoroughly enjoyed this book. To be honest, I read the book because of Sharon Tate being one of the stars of the movie. True crime was a passion when I was younger and I was intrigued by the story of how she was murdered and how people could let themselves be taken in by such an obvious psychopath. Again, I was a weird child. No excuses.

My sisters and I loved our spirograph! We kept losing those little pins though, the ones that held a piece in place on the paper; we were constantly stealing mom’s sewing pins to replace them so we could make pretty pictures. She loved the pictures we made but was never thrilled with our petty thefts. 😇

I was also a comedy nerd as a child, and my parents were fans as well. We had many of The Smothers Brothers albums, and I loved listening to them. So hilariously dry and funny – it’s difficult to convincingly act like an idiot – and Tommy did such a great job. If you haven’t heard of them or seen any of their appearances on television I would suggest a search on YouTube; they are always good for a laugh.

When I finished this puzzle and took the picture above, it prompted me to find some of their songs/comedy on YouTube. I spent at least an hour watching them and laughing out loud. Such great memories for me, watching them with the family. 💖

6 thoughts on “1960s

  1. Deb

    Another great puzzle from my era. I remember reading Valley of the Dolls when it was first released and I had to hide it under my bed so my mom wouldn’t find it. So many great memories!

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  2. Beth

    I didn’t know the word “dissectologists” until I just googled it — what a fun sciencey-sounding word to describe someone who likes jigsaw puzzles.

    I’m definitely OCD (and not when it just comes to puzzles) and my husband & I have very different approaches to putting together a puzzle. With any brand new puzzle, I put the pieces in a mesh delicates/laundry bag to gently shake out any excess puzzle dust. Then I wipe down table top. I dump out all pieces on the table. Then I place them all right side up inside the top and bottom of the puzzle box and into a large wooden tray. While doing this, I pull out and set aside any border pieces. I really really need a clean and clear tabletop before I begin assembly, border first. of course! Then I look through the three boxes of pieces and pull out and sort a bit.

    My husband on the other hand is absolute madness when it comes to puzzles! LOL! He’s perfectly content to have the entire pile of pieces in front of him and put together a puzzle that way. It shouldn’t drive me bonkers (afterall the end result is the same, an assembled puzzle) but it’s too much chaos for me.

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    1. I’m glad you learned that you’re a dissectologist! It makes it seem less like some plain ol’ hobby and much more science-y, that’s for sure.

      I know what you mean about the chaos of working with someone who doesn’t puzzle the way you do. When working on puzzles with my honorary grandson I have to deal with how he prefers to lay out the pieces and assemble puzzles. It is NOT the way I do it, but letting him love puzzling in his own way is very important. When I get home from a visit with him though, it’s calming to get back to my OCD ways. 🤣

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