These caught my eye as I entered Barnes and Noble because when I was about 6 years old and wanting my first umbrella, mom told me she would not buy me one until she found one with a plastic ball on the end because a pointy one was not safe.
We shopped and shopped but it was a small town in 1970 so we did not find one. One day, in Belks, we finally saw one! Transparent vinyl mushroom umbrella (the kind you get up inside and look through the he plastic) with blue trim and blue ball on the end.
It's a big step to get your first umbrella. I miss my mom. She took such good care raising me.