Saturday, June 17, 2006

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This is the ball my son (who just finished high school) used to take to school when he was in 6th grade. It was his group's official soccer ball for the play- breaks. Note that he attended a school where the large class was divided into groups of 25 or so students, each designated with a letter, that is why it reads 6 E on the ball. Had to mark those balls, they tended to disappear on a tree or outside the school very often. Not this one. It even reached retirement age not badly damaged. Since then it lives in our backyard, I just don't have the heart to throw away this ball , which Mr 18 carefully marked about 7 years ago...
When I read the assignment "sport" I immediately thought of THE ball. Hadn't seen it lately but I found it with little effort next to the place where we keep our wood for the fire place. I took it out for a round under the sun to take its picture, placed it carefully back in that comfortable place for its old age, a bit protected from wind, sun and rain. Treasuring childhood memories. The ball is now at least posted for posterity!

Note: Father's Day is celebrated in Spain on March 19th, on St. Joseph's Day. Happy Father's Day to the dads if you are celebrating it!

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43 comments:

  1. very interesting indeed. i am intrigued about the assignment of numbers to students. Is that something specific to Spain or to Mr. 18's school in particular? Why E6? Just curious! :D

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  2. Looks like this ball had a lot of a hard time with your son. (Lol)
    Thanks for dropping by.

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  3. Great choice for the theme. I have a few "sentimental" things of my boys as well that I just cannot give up.

    Have a great weekend! Sunny and warm here in Paris!

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  4. MY SATURDAY PHOTO - MY Father IS POSTED!


    FATHER:

    Before I was myself you made me, me
    With love and patience, discipline and tears,
    Then bit by bit stepped back to set me free,

    Allowing me to sail upon my sea,
    Though well within the headlands of your fears.
    Before I was myself you made me, me

    With dreams enough of what I was to be
    And hopes that would be sculpted by the years,
    Then bit by bit stepped back to set me free,

    Relinquishing your powers gradually
    To let me shape myself among my peers.
    Before I was myself you made me, me,

    And being good and wise, you gracefully
    As dancers when the last sweet cadence nears
    Bit by bit stepped back to set me free.

    For love inspires learning naturally:
    The mind assents to what the heart reveres.
    And so it was through love you made me, me
    By slowly stepping back to set me free.
    AUTHOR-UNKNOWN

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  5. Great choice for the sport theme!

    Both my girls have grown up and moved out of the house but I do have some of their things in the attic still.

    Have a great weekend!

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  6. I love that THAT ball has a lot of history to it Mar...I couldn't throw it out either! I mean, it was your son's! It is precious. I'm glad you have it.

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  7. That is a great shot! What a well "loved" ball!

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  8. Mar your photos are always so cool. Love this one and that you replaced it back once done!Yes the memories are always important!

    My photos are up!

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  9. A wonderful post ~ it's great that this is what you thought of, immediately, to fit the theme. Unique and interesting.

    Enjoy your week

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  10. I love that ........Perfect picture.. Mine's up

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  11. What a wonderful memory & keepsake this is, Mar...a real treasure! *s*

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  12. Oh, that is just so sweet. I have things I just can't throw away, too. It was interesting to learn about the Father's Day/St. Joseph's Day connection in Spain.

    My photo is up.

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  13. That is so sweet. I save all sorts of sentimental things, too. (But I must confess, my first thought when I saw the picture was "Wilso-o-on!")

    I always learn something new here. Thanks.

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  14. haha - 15 cups of coffee would kill anyone! I love your photo. :)

    mines up too.

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  15. What an old soccer ball. You can tell he played with it a lot. Great picture for today's hunt!

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  16. What a wonderful story behind the picture!

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  17. since when do you need an invite? That ball looks like it has seen plenty of good times....

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  18. That is great. Truly wonderful photo and story.

    I played, Pam

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  19. That is so cool that you still have that ball. That will be a great thing to give your son when he has a son.

    Thanks for stopping by my place.

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  20. Fun interpretation!

    I played too :)

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  21. That ball is one special ball! A treasure for sure!


    mines up:)

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  22. That's pretty cool - even more so because you still have the ball.

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  23. How cool is THAT? AWESOME picture, awesome memory! ... awesome ball....

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  24. That is a really neat photo. My photo is up. :)

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  25. What a sweet picture....I love that you found the ball tucked safely away!

    Happy Saturday!

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  26. Here from Michele.
    I hope to go through all the boxes of stuff I saved from Nyssa's childhood and make some really nice scrapbooks out of them for her children.

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  28. that ball seems to have seen a lot of happy and memorable times! mine's up! ;)

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  29. Wow...used and abused in the very best ways, I think. I've kept a few of my son's more treasured things, but mostly because they'll be great to embarass him with later ;)

    here via Michele's!

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  30. Very creative picture! It looks like this ball was very "loved" over the years. Thank you for visiting me!

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  31. I loved the photo and I do understand why you cannot throw the ball away. There is a red wagon in my back yard that belonged to my children. It has so many wonderful memories attached to it.

    Now that they are all gone and have been for years, I fill it with flowers and remember when it was filled with children.

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  32. Looks well used! My daughter's grammar school designated the classes by number and letter too - grade and which of two classrooms they were in - 4A, 4B, and so on.


    My picture is up!

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  33. I love the intricate details in the ball's surface. Each crack probably has a story to tell of children growing up and parents watching over them. Lovely indeed.

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  34. it looks like that ball has been well used. :)

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  35. What a wonderful story behind the photo of the ball. Very cool!
    Thanks for stopping by mine earlier.

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  36. What a wonderful picture - and very timely with the World Cup being played right now - Viva Germany :) (sorry - couldn't resist - lol)...We used to have a soccer ball around, not sure what happened to it...

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  37. Precious memory. I love to look at my son's old things too.

    You have a new look since I was here last, nice remake :)

    Here from Michele

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  38. Hi Mar..I like the way your Map works a lot!!!! I just added myself and it's great he way it goes right to your blog when you click on the little icon or picture! Neat! Much better than the other map thing that I cannot ever understand how it works...LOL

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  39. This is so sweet! I don't blame you for keeping it, it has a special history.

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  40. So charming!

    Congratulations on your silver medal at the Blog Olympics!

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