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Friday, December 30, 2005

Imagine an Ordinary Baseball…

Posted by on December 30 at 13:55 PM

Note to Mike and Glenda Carmichael of Alexandria, Indiana: If you’re going to spend 28 years painting a baseball until it weights more than 1,700 pounds, you could at least spend 5 or 10 minutes on the website and description. This is for the ages, right?

ball of paint

Imagine an ordinary baseball…Now imagine that same baseball with over 19,100 coats of paint on it. Getting the picture? Good, because that’s exactly what my wife, Glenda and I have done for the past 28 1/2 years.

This ball is truly remarkable with over 19,100 coats of paint on it!

You can say that again.

UPDATE :: In case you’re curious, I did the math. 19,100 coats of paint in 28.5 years is an average of nearly 13 coats of paint per week, or 1.8 coats per day. For almost 30 years. I don’t know what to say.

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why? i don't know. but that picture is going into my files forever.

Oh sure it was easy in the beginning, when the baseball was, you know, baseball sized.

But to stick with it after it reached such outsized dimensions? THAT'S dedication.

I can imagine Glenda turning to Michael in bed at night in a panic and saying: "Did we remember to paint the ball today?"

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