Friday, May 24, 2013


This posting's title, along with the attached picture, could suffice with no need for me to explain any further down here. But I must...

This morning I saw those three colours together -- courtesy of the Habs logo -- and immediately my memory shot back five decades ("we're going backward in time") after it quickly assembled an HD image of that ball from the 1960s.

Anyone who grew up in the 1960s and 1970s, in North America at least, will remember that ball. It was made of a semi-dense foam rubber and was coated in paint which chipped, or chunked, off in fairly short order... especially if one used it as a road/street hockey ball. (It must be said that the best thing about about that child's plaything is it didn't hurt when you took it in the face.)

That's all. I have nothing else to say (thank your lucky stars).

Maybe I'll start asking around to see if anyone remembers that ball.

Speaking of balls: Do you remember the "Super Ball"? Those things were scary. Many a child of the '60s developed a chronic flinch reflex because of those blasted things....


Alvaro said...

I had an elederly person tell me once that they were called Victory Balls and became popular in the US and North America after WWII. Haven't been able to confirm this though, but it sounds plausible.

Barry Smight said...

Victory Balls. It does sound plausible.

Thanks for the comment!