One of the pages gave instructions for making a “Wooden Marionette”. When I was in high school, I relied on them to guide me as I worked on a couple of puppet projects – one even ended up as part of an assignment for my History class. It was much more enjoyable making marionettes than writing a paper which was the other option.
Fast forward to the other day when I was in the process of completing my second small teddy bear marionette. I was goofing around with it as my husband watched who then insisted I show our daughter who is 17 years old. I called her in to show her how my bear could dance. She laughed so hard she cried. That, in turn, made me laugh. In fact, hearing and seeing her laugh were the best things that have happened to me recently. We could hardly stop laughing; she because of the puppet and me because of her.
(This is where I must stop and give my Mom-in-law credit – she raised a guy with seemingly endless patience. You’ll see why in a minute if you are still reading. So Thank you, MIL!)
After we got over our laughing, I had an idea that we could put together a little music video. The only thing is I don’t know anything about video editing and my husband learns as he goes – patience and forbearance. Yes, forbearance! Between the two of us, we managed to put together a very short, amateur video of the marionette. We wanted to share it with you. I don’t expect that you will laugh as hard as we did, but we do hope this snippet of entertainment will make you smile – for at least for 2½ minutes.
Oh - before you watch, you need to turn your sound up or else it just won’t make any sense. It’s important that it makes sense – yeah, right.
Remember, turn up the volume on your computer. The sound begins after a second or two.