Little Red Stories
My fondest memory was when I was around 5 years old and my Brothers took turns pulling me around in my little red wagon. It was totally awesome being treated so special.
Our Radio Flyer ATW goes with us everywhere. As a teacher, I have the privilege to spend my summers with my two kids. We visit the zoo at least once a week and the Radio Flyer makes every trip. This summer it also was used as protecton from the GIANT bugs at the zoo. We love our Radio Flyer and can't wait to make more family memories utilizing it.
My grandparents raised me and once they gave me a Radio Flyer wagon. It actually was for my grandmother and myself. You see she grew bachelor buttons by the thousands and sold them to a local florist. Since we didn't have a car she and I would take the flowers by "our" Radio Flyer to deliver them. This happened every Saturday morning for as long as the season lasted. I still have fond memories of delivering flowers. I later became a floral designer.
I used to sit in my radio flyer wagon and use my right leg to push it around when I wanted to "fly" on the sidewalk. I also decorated it and used it as a float for Mardi Gras. It held a lot of beads. That was about 65 yrs ago. I was keeping it but I lost mine in a hurricane so I could not pass it on to my grand kids. Wish I still had it.
Our story begins in the late 1970s when my son George was about five years old. I believe it was Stokley can goods who had a special offer, if you save 100 labels and send them in, you would receive a Radio Flyer Wagon! I remember having all the family members, grandma and aunts saving labels so we could get this red wagon, which we did after about a month or two of saving. My son was so excited when it arrived. He would have me take him to the park, grocery store and everywhere in his radio flyer. After about five years my father helped him repaint his wagon. My dad worked at the Cadillac dealer ship in Oak Park. One of his customers was Mario Pason and my father was telling him about his grandson and the repainting of his radio flyer wagon. He mention to him that he needed to find new hubcaps to remount the wheels. Lucky for us he was so kind to get them. We still have the wagon today which was also enjoyed by my grandson. So many special memories in this Radio Flyer Wagon!