Little Red Stories
My Dad got me my first Radio Flyer from Western Auto store Heavy dutie Wagon with Thick wooden panels on the sides with the painted sides This wagon got used a lot on the farm in WVA I'm glad I got one when i was a kid this was about 55years ago Give your child one so they will have the memory's
I remember using my little red wagon to transport my stuffed animals around when I was little.
When my two sister's and I were young. We would fill our radio flyer up with pop bottles. We would pull our wagon about a mile to the candy store. Trade in our bottles. We would take turns pulling our radio flyer back home. Enjoying our candy too.
We were having a yard sale and had a lightly used red wagon for sale. A sweet woman and darling little boy came over and he loved the wagon but I could see she didn't have the money to pay for it. After talking to her, I learned her husband was serving in the military overseas and that was all I needed to know. My husband and I loaded the wagon into her car and then took her and her son to McDonald's for burger and fries!
My most memorable and favorite memory is not on the full sized Radio Flyer Wagons but on the miniature ones. I had bought a dozen or so of the miniature Radio Flyer Wagons with and without the wooden sides. For Easter I filled them with candy, eggs and treats and used it for the Easter basket. Everyone really loved the idea. Later I would bake cookies and fill the wagon for parties and picnics. They made a great conversation piece.
When my daughter Jordan was five years old i had a beautiful section of garden with wonderful bright tulips. As you can imagine i was quite proud of them. well she went and picked them all and put them in her radio flyer bright red wagon and started down the street. i looked out the window and she was strolling up the neighbors driveway with one of my tulips in her hand. i went out and was ready to yell and i asked why she took all the tulips she said she was gonna make everyone happy by giving them a flower! i couldnt yell after that and i just tagged along watching all the smiles as she gave them their "stolen flower".
We teach our kids to share their gifts and toys with others. Before Christmas or after a birthday we get our radio flyer and fill it with toys to donate to our local Children’s hospital, park district, and school. My kids are 3 And 4 years old and they understand that sharing is caring. It’s so important to teach kids the joy of giving.
I cleaned and painted my Radio Flyer wagon, filled it with wrapped packages, then gave it to my young cousin as a reward for learning to count from one to ten.
Last week my 3 & 1/2 year old granddaughter was rushed to the hospital having an asthma attack. She was admitted and I was trying to decided what to bring to her. Her mom (a teacher) was in the hospital with her and they were coloring with crayons while she in bed. I started telling my husband that when I was little about 5 or 6 years old my cousin broke her leg. My mother was busy buying her presents like books and coloring books to bring to her at the hospital. I told him how my aunt who did not drive had to take my cousin to school via a Radio Flyer Little Red Wagon. I was so jealous of the coloring books and the Radio Flyer wagon
It's hard to remember a time in my life when I haven't had a Radio Flyer wagon, beginning fifty years ago with my brother and I racing down the hill by our house, in the wagon he received from Santa. I remember my best friend and I delivering cookies, thirty years later my own daughter delivering cookies, all in a Radio Flyer red wagon. One of my favorite and most bittersweet memories is of my children placing their handicapped cousin and their dog in his red wagon and taking him for a ride around the neighborhood. My nephew became handicapped at the age of two after a horrible accident, as a result of his accident he is unable to see or walk. He was in the hospital for 5 months, we visited him almost daily, my children ate their meals at the hospital cafeteria and did their homework in the hospital play room. My own children were 5 and 9 at the time. Seeing the gentleness they displayed towards their cousin and wanting to include him in their play time was truly a heart touching moment that I will never forget.
I use my old radio flyer to donate teddy bears to kids at the hospital. I have to therapy dog that they pet then we give them a teddy bear from the wagon.. It is so much fun and amazing the smiles we get when we pull up to the hospital.. your little red wagon has been so helpful,