Little Red Stories
Manyyears ago when my daughter was in girl scouts, I was the leader and my husband needed the car for work and living a mile from the First Baptist Church in Fresno. I needed to get from home to the church with the craft supplies and materials. The only way to tote was our red flyer wagon. We also used in delivering Girl Scout cookies during cookie time.
When our son was small and could not walk but was not in a stroller the only thing that made him content was a ride in his radio flyer wagon. We would just walk and walk. We had a wagon that we could take with us in the car and it went everywhere!
Wagons are great! Everyone needs one from children to elderly. They have so many different uses!
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".
I used to have a flyer when I was young and lived in the city . I would put my hamster and my box turtle in the wagon pull them all over the block.
MY SON HAD A RADIO FLYER WAGON. HE LOVED IT SO MUCH WE HAD TO PULL INTO THE HOUSE SO HE COULD SIT IN IT TO WATCH TV UNTIL TIME FOR BED. IT WAS PARKED NEXT TO THE BED SO HE COULD GET IN IT FIRST THING IN THE MORNING. FOR A LONG TIME HIS WORLD REVOLVED AROUND HIS BELOVED RADIO FLYER
We lived in a suburb of Milwaukee back in the 1960's. No sidewalks and not the smoothest streets to walk on. My sisters and I would often play with other children who lived down the street and one time I remember, my youngest sister fell and hurt herself while playing. I went home as quickly as I could and brought back our Radio Flyer wagon, rolled it from our house to where my sister was sitting on the grass in pain and gently loaded her into it. While not the smoothest ride, our prized wagon was the perfect "vehicle" to transport her back down the street to our house where she could get comfort and care.
Being raised poor; i cant remember much about the wagon my family had. But i remember bits & pieces of using a red flyer wagon. I remember us neighborhood kids using a wagon to haul bottles around; that we were collecting for the deposit money. We wanted to buy candy & sodas with the money we got. Then there were times we just road in a wagon. We had to take turns pulling each other. There were some steep hills to climb. But it was worth the wait for my turn. Seems as i got older; on emc situations i used a wagon to pull my clothes to the laundry matt, when i had no ride. I used a wagon when i could find one to haul my plants around to do gardening. Last, is the most value meaning in a vision i had once. I saw a wagon coming down through the mid air. The meaning of wagon is "Knowledge". Since then i have received much knowledge. I have even used a wagon to pull books! Every kid should have a wagon in their life time. Should i win; i would like them to be split up between every county hospital in the state of Fl., starting with my county. If not... I choose the Salvation Army.
LIVING IN A CONDO OF 120 UNITS I VOLUNTEER TO "WALK" DOGS BUT I DO IT BY PUTTING THEM IN AN RED FLYER WAGON; TAKE THEM ONE AT A TIME OUT OF THE WAGON TO WALK ABOUT--CAUSES QUITE A STIR!
When I was a single parent with 1 chId, I bought a radio flyer wagon for my daughter ‘s birthday. I didn’t have a car so I walked everywhere pulling my daughter in her wagon, Then a few years later I had another child and I pulled my 2 children in the wagon everywhere. I used my wagon for everything. By 1989, my sister had one child and I had my 3rd child, we used my wagon for everything from walking to the grocery store with my children, to going to the laundromat with the wagon piled high with clothes. My wagon was my automobile without a motor in the late 80’s to late 90’s. We wore out 3 of these wagons in the time we had them before I could afford to buy a vehicle. My father had bought a weapon to use to pull the kids, walk to the grocery store to buy food for my mother and hisself for so many, many years and I believe he went through 3 or 4 of them. I just wish I could afford a couple of these because my husband and ou have 20 grandchildren together (ours,his,and mine). Thank you Radio Flyer are great and long lasting.
I used a radio flyer wagon to help 8-10 year old boys and their parents load their stuff into a cub scout resident camp. The parking lot is far away from the camp sites and cars aren't allowed to drive through camp. It allowed cub scouts to get their stuff to camp easily. And especially helps special needs campers!
A little red wagon is childhood. Push me, pull me. OOPS Over it went. Carry my toy doll, carry my truck, carry my weeds, carry my flowers. It is my greatest outdoor toy. WEEEEEEEEEE down the hill I fly.
When I was a kid we lived next door to a family that had a daughter my age with Down Syndrome.She would always be pulling her Red Radio Flyer while we were riding our bikes .She always wanted to stay up with us , but we could ride faster than she could pull her wagon. Her mother said she was having a hard time learning to ride a bike. Knowing how bad she wanted to be with us I went to our garage found a rope tied it to my bike and she never had to try to stay up with us ,she was right there with us and love going all over the little town we lived in .