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  • OLDEST PERSON IN THE WORLD TO COMPLETE THE PUZZLE SOLO
    (77 years old as of 24th of November 2008)
  • SECOND TO COMPLETE IN SOUTH AFRICA
  • FIRST IN WORLD TO HAVE MOTHER & DAUGHTER BOTH COMPLETE THE PUZZLE SOLO
November 24th, 2008
Martie Pretorius   -   Potchefstroom in North West, South Africa.
Assembled between February 2008 and November 2008

OLDEST PERSON IN THE WORLD TO COMPLETE THE PUZZLE SOLO 
 (77 years old as of 24 November 2008)

As promised, here is a photo of my mom (77 years old). She completed the puzzle in 465 hours by assembling smaller blocks ranging between 1000 and 2000 pieces and did a total of 21 smaller sections. We assembled the whole puzzle over the weekend and then we invited the people at the old age home to come and look. What an experience that was! They could not believe their eyes and my mom says even today they are still talking about the puzzle. They all knew she was busy with the puzzle and they saw the picture, but never did they realize the size of the final product. They were absolutely amazed and I tell you, it was one of the greatest pleasures in my life to see the excitement between them all. They went to fetch their friends and even came back with them to see it again.

They then insisted that the newspaper must be contacted and it wasn't long before they had a representative there who took photo's and got our story. I tell you, this will only happen in the country, I didn't even raise eyebrows when I completed the puzzle in the city!

Thank you for your website, I think you have achieved more than just giving joy, you certainly have brought all our puzzlers together.

Here is a link to the newspaper article   (first the Afrikaans version and then the English version)

All my best regards

Jossie Williams

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