I cannot look at a red Radio Flyer wagon without smiling !
Our son was diagnosed with brain cancer at age two. Between the tumor, and chemo he became immobile . One day he saw a red Radio Flyer wagon and wanted a ride. He became so happy when we gave him a ride at the children's hospital we were in. The wagon was the only place he wanted to be for a few months . Not only did this bring such joy to our son during treatment, but it also served many practical uses such as moving our belongings to one floor from another in the hospital, when we would get transferred, but it also helped up take our belongings to and from our vehicle with each hospital stay. Some people may look at a red wagon and think nothing of it , to me, it is a full of special memories , and this is why I cannot look at a red Radio Flyer wagon without smiling .
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"We live in Glen Haven, Colorado where the September floods destroyed a huge part of our little town. Yesterday I was walking the dogs and found the remains of an old Radio Flyer wagon. It's rusted and twisted but still proudly says "Radio Flyer". I got it out of the rubble and brought it home. I am in my 60s and come from a long line of Radio Flyer folks. I still use the one my kids had for gardening. My grandson got one for his first birthday. I am going to use the wagon to hold flower pots in the garden and give it a new life . There is only the box left but at one time there were little kids hauling their puppy around or rocketing down a hill with it. Thanks for letting me remember a wonderful piece of our American heritage. "