I went to a friend's office and he had displayed a charming poster board Christmas card created by his granddaughter. I glanced at it and said, "Oh, it's a collage or like a memory board."
See the delightful use of candy bar wrappers she used to express her sentiments.
REBUS: a puzzle or riddle in which words are represented by pictures, symbols, and individual letters; e.g.: "apex" might be represented by a picture of an ape, followed by the letter x.
I said that we used to make rebuses when I was a kid.
Later, dining with my "Wild Lunch Bunch", I asked if any of them remembered rebuses. There were eight people present, with 3 older, 1 my age, and the remainder younger. Even when I described rebuses, none there remembered them.
When I arrived home, I asked my husband and brother but they had no memory of rebuses. No other family members remembered them.
Later, I was with a grand niece, and I asked her if she had heard of rebuses and she had not. When I described them, she said, "Let's make one; it sounds like fun." We looked online and found numerous sites to download rebuses.
I particularly like this one because I have "Thanksgiving dinner" on my birthday, as well as on Thanksgiving Day.
I told her, "Way back in the day, when I was a teenager, and people actually wrote letters, my best friend used to send rebuses she'd created.
I called my friend and, thank goodness, she remembered them. I breathed a sigh because I had begun to think that I was the only person OLD enough to remember them.
When I told her about the interest in rebuses by the youngsters, she began singing Peter Allen's Everything Old Is New Again. Listen here: