The Joy of Singing and Puzzling

The Joy of Singing and Puzzling
Type of post: Chorus news item
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Posted By: Sandy Recker
Status: Current
Date Posted: Thu, Apr 6 2023

The Joy of Singing and Puzzling 

by Janet Mason

Wendy Meyers is a Bass for the Grand Rapids Chorus of Sweet Adelines.  Besides singing, she enjoys putting together jigsaw puzzles.  She and her husband, Jeff, are puzzlers.  They have done countless puzzles over the past 40 years. The couple just got done with a puzzle that any Sweet Adeline would enjoy. It’s a jigsaw puzzle of Edna Mae Anderson.  If you know your Sweet Adelines history, then you know Edna founded our organization back in 1945 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  

Jeff’s brother, Dan, found the jigsaw puzzle in a Virginia thrift shop for $4.  It was unopened, so it was in perfect condition.  “I do the easy stuff and Jeff does the hard parts,” said Wendy. The couple did many puzzles during the Covid pandemic.  Now they are both working again, so they don’t have a lot of time to put the pieces together.  Wendy says, “it was easier than I thought, it only took us three evenings.”

There are 500 pieces in the Edna Mae Anderson jigsaw puzzle.  If you look closely at the pieces, you will notice photographs of choruses, quartets, and chorus logos with names, such as Harmony River, Sound of Sunshine, and Mountain Jubilee, which are still ringing chords today.  Wendy guesses Sweet Adelines International sponsored the puzzle to honor its founder and choruses.  These puzzlers are glad that this special puzzlefound its way in the Meyers household.