Remember flannelgraph stories?
There is a woman in Ft. Wayne, Indiana who taught children in Sunday School for many years. She loved the kids and wanted to make the Bible come alive for them, so she began to buy flannelgraph materials so she could help them visualize the stories she taught.
Over the years, she accumulated high-quality flannelgraph figures and backgrounds with which she could depict almost any story in the Bible. The kids loved it. They loved her, too.
But, in came kids television programming, then the internet, and all kinds of dramatizations of Scripture. And this Sunday School teacher was getting older and not teaching so much anymore. The flannelgraph materials, still beautiful after having been used with much care, were sorted and packed away behind plastic covers and in secure boxes.