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Nancy Drew Book Cover Puzzle

Laying in darkness in my bed as an 8 year old because it was time for light’s out told me to put my Nancy Drew book away for the night. School tomorrow meant an earlier bedtime even though I always wanted to read for another hour or two. It was just too soon to settle in for sleep with so much going on in the world. I really hated to miss out on so much. If I couldn’t read I would listen to The Lone Ranger on my little lime green plastic radio. But I needed to sneak it under my bedcovers and keep the volume low.

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  1. Oh I truly love this! I was an avid reader at that age too, and a huge fan of Nancy Drew (and later the Hardy Boys). Mine wasn’t green, but I did have a radio by my bed 🙂 I’m also a jigsaw puzzle addict–when I start one I can hardly get anything else done, including sleep 🙂

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  2. Me, too. I also read the Hardy boys and recently got back to puzzles.

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  3. That reminded me of days when there weren’t headphones and one had to keep the volume down so others could not hear.

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  4. UP

    My transistor was powder blue. Wish I had it these days! Good memory jobber. MAde me smile.

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  5. Thanks but this was back in 1950 way before transistors.glad it brought back a nice memory for you.

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  6. ah! the flashlight candelabra of the bedcover study so many of us here enjoy.
    very evocative

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  7. Listening to the radio after bedtime was harder than sneaking the flashlight under the covers and continuing to read, but i could do it once in a while.

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  8. This story brought back memories of my childhood and hiding under the covers of my bed with a flashlight so i could read or write without getting caught. Maybe that’s why I still enjoy surfing the Internet on my phone late at night while my husband sleeps soundly beside me. 😊

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  9. Wonderful six. I had a Walkman to listen to with headphones when it was lights out and the books or comics had to be put away. Love love love the Nancy Drew covers puzzle 🙂

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  10. Thanks. She was the idol of many girls i think.

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  11. Memories, memories. Can totally relate to this age, though my reading was Hardy Boys and those transistors with their crackling sounds/

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  12. the Hardy boys, too, were favorites when i couldn’t get Nancy Drew at the school library.

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  13. Nancy Drew! Loved reading those books. I too was an avid reader at an early age. Wasn’t it the most daring adventure? Thinking you were pulling one over on the parents…I’ll just keep it real low, no one will know, lol

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  14. Aww this is so sweet. Picturing that you had the thirst for stories at an early age.

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  15. Yes, everyone’s story in the neighborhood.

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  16. I wish more parents these days had that problem of their kids wanting to stay up to read just a while longer!

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  17. LOL I had a cassette player or a Braille book under my covers at all times, some of them also Nancy Drew!

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