Friday, May 24, 2013
RED, WHITE, AND BLUE RUBBER BALL - 1960s
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....