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Jonathan's Birthday Box

Museum For Children

Mathews Park

303 West Avenue

Norwalk, CT 06850

Name:  Jonathan's Birthday Box"
Where:  Stepping Stones - Children's Museum; Norwalk, CT
Number of Boxes:  1
Placed By: on March 19, 2002

Distance:  N/A
Time:  5 Minutes
Difficulty:  Very Easy

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Park behind the Police Station and proceed to the Stepping Stones Museum for Children.  In front of the museum is a light house with a plaque that reads, "This lighthouse is dedicated to Gigi Priebe in appreciation for her vision and leadership".  From the lighthouse head 60 steps at 30.  You will find a stepping stone with Jonathan's first name carved into it.

  m   English, Biblical
"YAHWEH gave" from the Hebrew name Yehonatan. In the Old Testament Jonathan was the eldest son of Saul and a friend of David. He was killed in battle with the Philistines. A famous bearer of this name was Jonathan Swift, the satirist who wrote 'Gulliver's Travels' and other works.

From this stone, head 30 steps at 250.  You will find a stepping stone with Jonathan's middle name carved into it.

WILLIAM   m   English
"will helmet" from the Germanic elements wil "will, desire" and helm "helmet, protection". The name was introduced to Britain by the Normans. It has belonged to several rulers of England, Prussia, and Germany, including William the Conqueror who was the first Norman king of England. Another famous bearer was William Tell, a legendary 14th-century hero from Switzerland. In the literary world it has been borne by dramatist William Shakespeare and poet William Blake, as well as contemporary authors William Faulkner and William S. Burroughs.

From this stone, take 35 steps to the right side of the shed.  There are two pieces of slate under the middle of the shed.  You birthday present lies behind these slabs and underneath the shed.  Stamp in secretly and re-hide.

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