Little Red Stories
Cousins Playing We do have pictures of myself & my cousin, she is 3 years older than me, but we would take turns pulling each other in the wagon. We even had a pillow & a blanket in it to lay down. It was fun.
It has been a family tradition that grandparents buy a Radio Flyer for a new grandchild. This has been going on for 5 generations. I received one from my grandpa, my children received a tricycle from my dad (grandpa), I gave all 5 of my grandkids all a Radio Flyer wagon and tricycle, my daughter has followed the tradition with her grandson with a tricycle. This has been a Christmas tradition with our family. A great way to welcome a new grandchild.
I remember having a little red wagon when I was a child. My older brothers use to pull me around the neighborhood. They always tried to get me out of the wagon and have me pull them around instead. It's quite an exciting and fun memory.
My husband's collection of Radio Flyers. It began just a few years after we were married about 30 years ago. He was always stating that he loved the flyers. My daughter bought him a full blown red wagon with the wooden sides. We still have it. Later, I purchased two minature wagons, a scooter, and a wheelbarrow. from Walgreens. We still have them today. This is how much your Radio Flyers mean to a 75 year old man.
Saturday Nature Walks We bought our grandson the radio flyer tricycle that has the handle and canopy. He is three now, and he loves his "red bike" as he calls it. We babysit him every Saturday at his home, and the first thing he says is "I want to go on a bike ride". So he hops on the bike and off we go. A long the way we stop and he collects wild flowers in the spring and summer, and leaves, acorns, and pine cones in the fall. He stores them in the little compartment on the back of the bike, carefully arranging each item. I wish you could see the smile on his face when he is riding his little "red bike". He will also tell you that red is his FAVORITE color. He also has a radio flyer wagon which he loves, and some days when we have time and the weather is nice, we bring the bike back home and exchange it for the wagon. It has two seats so he takes turns sitting in each seat to get the best view. His bike and wagon bring him many enjoyable "nature walks" as we like to call them. We think he may be a botanist some day.