Little Red Stories
OUR SPECIAL WAGON my first radio flyer was when i was 5. i am now 62. my dad was stationed in turkey and he bought a radio flyer wagon to take me and my two brothers who were younger for walks. we came back to the states and went to my grandparent in alabama. my grandfather used that wagon to haul coal to heat the house. 12 years ago after my grandparents had both passed away, i drove from michigan to their house and there it was, our old radio flyer sitting under a carport full of coal! it was still in action after all those years. it was pretty rusty by then, but you could still see parts of our names he had written on it many years before
WE BOUGHT A RED FLYER FOR OUR SON WHEN HE WAS LITTLE AND PUT PILLARS IN IT AND BABY BLANKETS AND USED IT FOR A BABY BED CAUSE HE WAS SO SPOILED, HE WOULDNT SLEEP IN HIS BED, SO WE WOULD PUSH HIM BACK AND FORTH UNTIL HE WENT TO SLEEP THEN ROLL HIM OVER BESIDE OUR BED, THAT WAY HE DIDNT WAKE UP . WE LOVED IT SO DID HE.
we always had a radio flyer and my grandkids did also I won one at Walmart years ago they are the best when I was a child we used it to haul are soda bottle in to the store my mom used it to do her shopping they are tough
I sit back now and see how far Radio Flyer has come. If I remember correctly it was on my 5th birthday, back in 1963, my family was celebrating my special day. Of course it's a day that always keeps you awake the night before, anticipating what is to come. I always thought it would be the most special day in my life. Well this year it really was, I use to ask Santa for a special red wagon everytime I sat on his lap, but it never happened. To my surprise, and it truly was, on this day my dad walked around the side of the house with this brightest red wagon, and the biggest red bow my little eyes ever saw. I was so happy, it was to me a memory I would never forget.. I always thought, I must have done something really good to get this kind of gift for my birthday. There were five kids in our family, my mom stayed home and took care of the kids, while dad went to work everyday in a factory. I look back now, and realize what they had to give up to make one little girl the happiest girl on the block. I thank God everyday, for having the best mom & dad in the whole world. Now I do this for my kids, and my grand kids as often as I can. Thanks for giving me the chance to at least try to do the same for my 2 grand daughters.
We got our oldest daughter a red wagon for her second birthday. We used it for our other two girls and the kids that lived around us. In 1989 we moved to Florida and the wagon came with us. We kept it in the attic untill our oldest daughter who received it at the age of two told us she was pregnant and expecting a boy.. my husband got the wagon down and took it apart and cleaned it up..He painted it blue and we gave it to her at the shower filled with things for the baby.. she still has and uses it four boys later. The boys are 8,6,4,and 22mtsold and they still love riding In it our daughter is now 32 years old. It has been and always will be a very special wagon in our family
When I was a little girl, my wagon was everything to me! I used to haul my toys around in it, ride in it up & down the sidewalk at my grandma's house while my older cousin pulled it. We would use it to collect the old deposit soda bottles to take to the neighborhood pharmacy to cash in for more soda & candy! It was my favorite toy throughout my childhood & once my children came along, one of the first things I got for them when they were toddlers was their very own Radio Flyer wagon.
When I was a kid I use to love my wagon. My sister would put me in it and pull me to the little convenience store or pull me with her bike. I also would sit in it with one leg out and use it and scoot with it using my foot. Then one day my Dad took over with it and it was GONE. He used it for fire wood, He used it for his garden. He painted it and kept using it for his needs. I think he even used it after I got married and moved out when I was twenty four.
About 46 years ago, my husband’s family bought a brand new station wagon. To their surprise, they were given a brand new Radio Flyer wagon with their purchase of the car. My husband and his siblings were so happy to have this wagon. They enjoyed it through the years. When we had our first child, my husband’s parents gave us the wagon. We had our second daughter, and the girls would love the wagon for years. Now our oldest has two boys of her own. We decided it’s time to buy them their own wagon. My husband still uses the original wagon. He carries things from the shed to the garage. And uses it for many other things. I feel like this wagon has come full circle, I really loved hearing the story of how Radio Flyer came to be. This summer we took our grandson Luke to Old Orchard shopping mall. Luke got to try the wagon and he loved it. We are so happy to order a custom wagon for Luke and Logan and know that they will enjoy it for years to come. Thank you Radio Flyer :)