In this first picture, Fred was presented with his birthday pancakes in 1997.
Our young son Frank had a stuffed tiger. The parallels with Calvin and Hobbs were unmistakable. We loved the comic strips and found many similarities with life around our house. In 1991, we brought Fred a Calvin and Hobbs book. Fred spent the next hour in tears. I am sure it was sympathy for our situation and not remembrances of George’s (or Fred's) childhood behavior!
In 1997, the gift was a puzzle. This puzzle is created from wooden cubes. Each face of each cube has a different piece of a different picture. So, each piece has 6 sides and 28 possible positions yielding 6 different correct solutions. Fred has just finished calculating the number of possibilities!