Little Red Stories
As a volunteer for the Welcome to America Project, we have donated dozens of Radio Flyer wagons to the children of refugee families who have relocated from war torn nations around the globe. These families have nothing but hope when they come to America the Radio Flyers always light up the faces of the little ones! Many have never seen a wagon but quickly find out how to have fun in the desert sun!
Yesterday, I cleaned the yard. Dragging that little red wagon along to carry grass clippings. Enjoyed the weather.
I used My Radio Flyer to carry my arc welder & rods & helmet until my kids were born. Then they played with it for many years. Now it's back with my welder on it.
Loved my radio flyer wagon when we had it. The wheels got busted when we used the wagon as a wheelbarrow to replace all of the sod in our yard. We had to replace the sod because we had a chinch bug problem, so the wagon did us good. Now we have a beautiful yard that the children can play in! But we need a new wagon lol.
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.
I have fond wagon memories of my young Grandchildren riding in a wagon being pulled by me their Grandpa. They giggle and played together and eventually fall asleep with happy smiles.
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.
We had a Radio Flyer wagon when our kids were little,. They loved to be pulled around the yard in it, helped me with yard work with it. Thanks for the memories!