We have a winner....Cindee from The Casaus House, gave the answer I needed.
It was "Sliver"..not splinter.....I know they are the same. You see, when I saw the little riddle, I was at the bank. It was written on a dry erase board. I couldn't figure it out, so asked.
The lady told me, "sliver". I was surprised, as I had not heard that word for years. That is what we called them when I was growing up...So Cindee...EMAIL me with your address and I will mail you off your little notebook ! Hope you enjoyed this.