Saturday, 1 August 2009

Old beats new EVERY TIME!

Robin is pictured here (which is nothing unusual), however, this composite tells a story that stretches 50 years.
You see, the ball inset is one of Robin's new toys (his most-liked design) ... within moments he almost totally destroys them (as shown above)... BUT the ball in his mouth is one that my wife had, and was given when she was a baby. I found it recently in a box, packed away with old things in our spare room. Nothing unusual about that you may say, however, this little pinkish-red ball has laid untouched for 50 years. That was until 'the BOY' found it! he only mark it had on it was a Small 'bite' created by Cristina's baby teeth! One small mark, she told me, from her 'bay tooth'. Otherwise it was as she left it. But Robin took a liking to it and now, it is his favourite. I wonder why. The good news is that Robin, no matter how hard he tries CANNOT destroy it. It is made of rubber and is hollow. But it is still intact and he cannot make any bite into it. They sure knew how to make balls 50 years ago - 'ROBIN-PROOF' but not Cristina-proof! Her teeth are as sharp today as they were then. I wish I was so well preserved!


  1. Please find out who made it and if it is still available. Jack can eat through a bowling ball in 2 minutes!

  2. Sorry JackDaddy... the ball is fifty years old... maybe NASA still have the original blueprints... recent chemical analysis shows it to be composed of three 'unknown' elements... certainly not from this planet so maybe from a meteorite... it glows GREEN in the dark!... hang on... Cristina did mention it was a gift from an Aunt who had visited Roswell back in 1958???