Monday, December 7, 2009
Henry’s Bed and Math
Henry and I had a great time at the tea on Saturday. He really zonked out in his bed that night. Speaking of which, I thought you might like to know something about Henry’s bed. Henry likes to pretend that he is an old bear but he’s not really.
His favorite thing is to retire early with a good book and snuggle under the bed covers of his very own bed which he ‘claims’ is as old as he is. I will tell you a little secret. I know this is not true. Math is not my strong suit, but maybe you can help me with the numbers.
This bed was purchased about 75 years ago from a lady who was 90 years old. The doll bed had belonged to her children. Now if the lady was 90 years old 75 years ago and her children played with the bed, how old is this bed? Can you help me sort out a guess?
I have had too many cookies and too much tea to think straight. I am still a bit worried about Santa being a wanted man over at Joanne’s blog tea party, Aliénore recovering from being kidnapped over here and all the mice and bears on top of that hill over at Elanor’s. I think I can take some comfort that the left behind toys over at A Stuffed Life had a happy Christmas but even so, I cannot think too hard about doing sums.
If you would like to venture a guess or help me with an estimate, Henry and I would appreciate it. I can make a note of it for posterity and Henry can use the information to further delude himself.
Thanks from both of us!