Fishing in a Mud Puddle... Vacation Bible School 1973

December 13, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

This is from Vacation Bible School in West Virginia in 1973. I'd made enough money doing factory work for a few years to take a summer off from working to do work in a small church in West Virginia. Unpaid, volunteer... they called us summer missionaries, but that was a title without attached substance.

Me and another fellow about my age were more or less "in charge" of this organized chaos.

We were very happy that the adults more or less took charge of vacation bible school. We had no idea how to keep those little hands and little minds busy.

We had the kids make fish from construction paper. Okay, so that part was planned. It went pretty well. Unfortunately making those fish only lasted about 15 minutes so we had about 3 hours to fill.

Oh let's go fishing! a spontaneous thought without regard for the consequences. Those (or that) being that none of the paper fish survived the fishing trip and could not go home as previously intended.

This is a scan of a 35mm slide. (an almost 50 year old picture)
 

fishing in mud puddlefishing in mud puddleThis is from Vacation Bible School in West Virginia in 1973. I'd made enough money doing factory work for a few years to take a summer off from working to do this.

We had the kids make fish from construction paper. We then went out side and found branches and tied the fish to the branch. We had MUCH time left over and nothing for those little hands to do. So we went fishing.

I don't think the kids had fish to take home as the fish did not survive the fishing expedition.

This is a scan of a 35mm slide.

©David L Arment


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