Treasure Chest Thursday – Mom’s Golf Ball Dog
November 3rd, 2011 by Jessica

In an effort to document my family treasures which cannot be scanned in, I am publishing this series of pictures as part of the Treasure Chest Thursday theme at Geneabloggers.  Someday in the future, I hope to shed some light on these treasures for my family who might inherit them.  What were they for?  Who did they come from? Why were they considered treasures?  Let’s find out.

Mom's Golf Ball Dog

Mom's Golf Ball Dog

This little fellow was handmade by my mother, Diane Marie (Dreffs) Cole in the early 1980’s.  Seven golf balls were hot glued together and the whole thing was spraypainted black in our back yard.  She spread out newspaper over the picnic table and went to town with a spray can.  She used a black puffball for a nose, a small piece of red felt for the tongue, two googly eyes and a pink doll hat.  It’s hard to see in the picture, but there is a white goose feather in the hat.  There’s also a black felt tail and two matching ears.

My mother made dozens of these goofy golf ball dogs and sold them at craft fairs at the high school.  I’m not sure how I managed to salvage one.  She must have gave this to me before she gave up the hobby.  I love it!

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