Little Red Stories
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.
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
my mother was a single mom , and she raised 7 kids , and in those seven they`re were 3 small ones , well she never had a drivers license so she never had a car , we were poor back then , we had a Radio Flyer Wagon and she had to takes us all with her where ever she went and put the 3 little ones in that wagon and pulled them everywhere , that little wagon last for years , but it kept her from struggling with the 3 little kids , that we all had to carry , thank you Radio Flyer Wagon
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.