"I didn't drive
all the way from Hartford just to sit around watching football and
discussing interest rates with your Dad," he had told her last summer.
"Let's go fishing!" Without another word, he marched out to her
Mom's garden, where he taught Tina how to dig for worms.
What a wonderful
time they had that day at the lake! Uncle Marvin drove out to a
beautiful little fishing spot where huge trees reached out over
the sparkling blue water and vines, berries, and flowers grew everywhere.
She saw so many
animals that day... birds, squirrels, rabbits, and even a deer...
she began to think that the wildlife must enjoy Uncle Marvin's company
just as much as she did.
when they arrived at the lake, Uncle Marvin told Tina he had forgotten
to bring any fishing poles. "Silly me!" he exclaimed. "Oh well,
we didn't want to handle any smelly old fish anyway!"