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Cowboy antenna ball September 2, 2010

Posted by Samuel Snoek-Brown in Car, Smiley.
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Cowboy antenna ball. From my personal collection.

Remember antenna balls?  I don’t see many of these anymore.  (A few weeks ago, as my wife and I were driving across northern Texas, I was commenting on this very thing, when–as though to prove me wrong–a pickup sporting a dirty old Wilson ball, of Cast Away fame, passed us on the highway.  Still, that was the only antenna ball I’ve seen in years.)

I was never big on the antenna ball fad when it was popular, but several years ago I did enjoy popping the occasional smiley face on my antenna.  The first one I had, which rode on the big antenna on my `83 Mercury Zephyr, got stolen one day, and at first I was upset and a little sad, but then I thought, Hey, whoever took it just got a little happier.  So, mission accomplished.

I bought another ball that day and stuck it on the antenna.  It, too, got stolen, and so the cycle went on.  (This is not the only antenna ball you’re going to see in this blog.)  This guy didn’t spend any time on any of my cars, though, because I didn’t want his hat to get messed up.  And I had plenty of smileys to stand in for him.

Happiness on the highway.  Something else we need a lot more of.

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