year saw the
"Great Balls of China Challenge 2008"
Everyone in the detail department had
their go at the balls! We did not
know just how much time would be spent
on these spheres of art!
The orbs gave cause to many statements
of )(*&^% and (*&^%%! After all,
who can forget the great hole punch tool
(did you ever find your screwdriver
Alan?) so that the mums would stand
vertical! Alan and Rick can!
Those were the most vertical mums in the
The total detail hours on these alone
were in the 100's! Rumblings
around detail central were that Alan and
Rick were laying down on the job...for
hours! We know that Rick was there
as he was signing! (Hazard of
Of course you would know that one of the
balls, did not make it down the parade
route this year. READ BELOW
Most of the floats reached parade line without
incident, except.................the red brick
mum ball for China Air. (Yes Rick, the one you
were so fed up with...I think you must like red
brick mums as much as you like orange slices. lol.)
Anyways...Craig and Leslie went on convoy
just incase there was any problem with the
protesters and the Olympics float. They were on
Huntington Drive and had come to a stop (they
were in Craigs truck and Leslie was sleeping)
when Craig noticed a huge brick red ball rolling
past the truck. He went on to wake Leslie and
tell her about the ball. Craig pulled over and
chased the ball down Huntington Blvd. Said ball
was apprehended and put in the back of the truck
for later questioning. Said ball was later taken
back to the barn for interrogation and not seen
or heard from again. Yes, you have it right, the
red brick ball did not make it down parade line.
wonder if these balls
Should we tell him?
Long has he
been under there?
at a time!
laying down on
Under the ball!
(Yellow Jacket ret.)
the "Lime Ball"
Alan & Peg
This one will stay on!
want it when?
Keeping it between
Jan & Cary
is Pats neighbor and
it is her "rookie" year!
is Pats 2nd year at
the barn. She is one of
our long distance visitors.