Fred Olson was a member of Bethlehem Covenant Church who loved to travel and photograph the things he saw. Some of us at Pleasant Community Church remember Fred, but many of us did not know him. The money God allowed him to manage in life continues to further our mission, through quarterly interest checks from an endowment. In addition to providing money, Fred donated several items to the church including his slides and videos. What was Fred like, I wonder as I think about what we might use this quarter’s interest check to buy? He was fond of churches, fond of Sweden, he liked clouds, sunsets and scenery. Below are three videos, kind of long, but they contain many of his slides set to music. One video is of the 1955 July 4th celebration in Warren, PA. The other two take you around the world to places and scenes that allow you, those watching today to see things through Fred’s eye by way of his camera.

Scenery and Churches set to hymns:

Sweden trips set to Swedish folk music:

Warren PA July 4th Parade 1955 – Seen from corner of Conewango Ave and Pennsylvania Ave: