Little Red Stories
These 2 boys are first cousins and they live being outside being pulled along in their Radio Red Flyer wagonBy: Brack L.
My granddaughter Simone has a Radio flyer car she loves to drive. We think it from the 1940, maybe some one can tell us a little more about the car. Simone and I have two languages Swedish and English.
I am so grateful for Radio Flyer! Besides great products, they also have exceptional customer service. They are honest. I am never surprised by hidden fees or sales that turn out to just be click-bait. As the wife of a PhD student and mother of three young children, money is often tight. But thanks to the birthday club and the occasional discounts, I've been able to find a great deal on a Ziggle for my 5 year old and a Cyclone for my 3 year old. A couple years ago for Christmas, I got my son a Ziggle. I didn't have much idea of what it was, but as soon as my husband put it together, my little boy was out in the 30-degree weather, wiggling, zooming, and twisting. I absolutely adore watching him. Seriously, where's an adult-sized version? We were so impressed with the quality and ingenuity from Radio Flyer that we bought my other son a Cyclone for his birthday this year. He just turned 3 and can't get enough of his gift. For a few days he just wheeled and spun around our house, thrilling in the enjoyment of his "cyc-a-lone!" Now that we finally convinced him it's an outdoor toy, he plays outside, entrancing the neighborhood kids (and their parents) as often as I'll let him. I've been especially impressed with how the bikes Radio Flyer has created for my boys have helped them learn to share. My kids have a hard time sharing, especially things that are precious to them, but with their Ziggle and Cyclone, they can't wait to get outside and show off to everyone and then step aside and let their friends to have a turn! Sometimes gifts can be a scary thing to buy--you never know if the receiver is going to like what you got--but with Radio Flyer, I never lose confidence. I know it will captivate, excite, and entertain for years.
About 30 years ago, my wife, Kay, asked me what I wanted for my birthday. I told her I wanted a wagon. Specifically, a Radio Flyer. It was a strange request for a young dad and she was puzzled, so I explained. At that time we had one child, Ben. My plan was that every year, beginning with that year, on my birthday, I would skip work and take our kids to the zoo. I felt a wagon would be the best way for me to cart the kids around. So, she got me a Radio Flyer. Over the next few years, Kay and I added two more children to our family, Marji and Patrick, and for several years I spent my birthdays pulling them around the zoo in my red wagon. As the kids got older, and too big for the wagon, we still went to the zoo on my birthday only now it served as a means of transporting a cooler and picnic supplies from the car to the picnic tables. During those same years, my wagon and I pulled the kids on walks around town and to the annual Memorial Day parade where it doubled as a bench for the kids to sit in. It served me well for many years in its child transport capacity. Alas, the children grew up and the wagon took on a new job…hauling things around the yard. It was used for moving dirt, gravel, weeds and grass clippings. It transported flats of flowers and mulch. Right now it’s parked in the corner of the shed with some miscellaneous stuff sitting on it. It’s been there for a couple of years now. All dirty with some rust, dents, and dings. I would never scrap my Radio Flyer, but I had thought a few times of dropping it off at the local thrift store, thinking perhaps another family could use it. I just couldn’t get rid of it though. Right now, I’m glad I kept it. You see, recently, Ben and Jackie, our daughter-in-law, welcomed their absolutely beautiful daughter, Wynn, to the world! The joy, excitement, jubilation, and love I feel for my granddaughter is unbelievable! She is absolutely adorable and precious! Now, just as soon as this snow melts, I’ll be out to the shed to get my neglected Radio Flyer. It’s going to need some work, but it’ll be a good restoration project for me. There are still a lot of miles left in both of us to pull my granddaughter, and future grandchildren, around town! So, come on wagon, my old friend, let’s get you ready to go to the zoo!