Well, today would have been my mum's 70'th birthday, this glassball was presented to her by some close Norwegian friends after a visit in the fifties. My mum's name "Solveig" was of Norwegian origin and has been cast into the ball.
My mum died from cancer of the uterus, something probably caused by her injections with an radioactive substance in the sixties (this was before nuclear awareness...)
She had accepted this treatment to cure her problems with having a pregnancy.
The injections worked and led to the birth of Me™, but forty years later the treatment unfortunately also killed her.
A toast to all the brave moms of this world!