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Saturday, 26 December 2015
KID CLASSICS - OLD BALLS, PLEASE...
Here's a strange little story for you concerning the item in
the above ad. I bought my one and only TONIBELL MINIBALL
back around 1967 or '68. (Hard to believe it was over 45 years ago.)
When I moved house in 1972, I was sure I'd brought it with me to my
new home, but, mysteriously, I couldn't find it. I'd kept it behind the
water tank up in the attic, and I was sure I'd retrieved it the night
before moving, but - search as I might in our new abode - it
was nowhere to be found.
Over the years, I'd regularly have dreams in which I'd
find myself back in my old house, searching for my trusty pal
from childhood. Anyway, to cut a long story short, 19 years later
I decided to determine its fate once and for all, and managed to gain
access to my old house and attic - and was overjoyed (if flabbergast-
ed) to discover my little yellow Miniball exactly where I'd left it so
many years before - completely untouched. So, not only was I the
last person to see it back in 1972, but also the first to clap eyes on
it again in 1991. Strangely, the 24 years that have elapsed since
I retrieved it don't seem a fraction of the time it lay undis-
covered and neglected behind the water tank.
And guess what? I've never had those dreams again
since that day I finally solved the mystery of the dis-
appearing little yellow ball.
Photo taken on June 9th 1991, before I removed the ball from where
it had lain ever since I'd flitted from the house on June 14th 1972