Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share family history through old photographs.
This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt featuring three miners fishing required some ingenuity and thinking outside the proverbial box. So I present one adult and two MINORS fishing.
In June 1985 we took our first real FAMILY vacation to Fairy Stone State Park in Stuart, Virginia. The girls were ages 4 and 2. They were at a good age for what a state park has to offer: a nice beach without threatening waves
safe trails for hiking
|Outside the Visitor's Center|
Pulleys from the Iron Ore Mine
We hiked the Iron Ore Mine Trail
|Jordan and her fish|
This is a picture of a picture
that is in terrible shape due to
being first glued onto a poster
and then into a scrapbook.
Jordan, the 4-year old, was eager to fish. Even at such a young age, she had the patience of a good angler. Not only did she develop a respectable cast, but she was smart about standing quietly waiting for a nibble. Patience paid off and she caught her first fish.
I don’t know which is more thrilling – that she caught the fish or that I caught the pride in her expression. (I’m usually slow getting the camera ready.)
Meanwhile Zoe, the 2-year old, was busy being 2. She just wanted to wind the reel. Barry would cast; she would wind. Cast. Wind. Cast. Wind. No amount of explaining that she needed to wait and give the fish a chance to see the bait would alter her rhythm. Cast. Wind. Cast. Wind.
|This is a picture of a picture|
that had been cropped "creatively"
for a scrapbook.
So in the midst of our celebration of Jordan’s victory, Zoe squealed, “Look. A fish!”
Talk about beginner’s luck. There was no skill at work here. It must have been just the unluckiest fish in the lake to swim right into the hook.
Cast your line into the waters of Sepia Saturday. I’m hooked!
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