Little Red Stories
"This story is about my youngest daughter Samantha. When she was about 2 (she is now 21) we moved into a new house. One day I couldn't find her. We looked everywhere, in her room, her sister's room, in the basement, out in the backyard. We called her name and called, nothing. Now I am starting to panic!!! I went out the front door and around the side of the house by the neighbours and low and behold there she was!!! She had gotten her Radio Flyer wagon, a pillow and a blanket, pulled it into the driveway and took a nap!!!!! YES, she was sleeping in the wagon!!!! I was so relieved to find her. I didn't know whether to grab her and hug her or scold her for scaring the crap out of me!!! Before I woke her up I took a picture of her sleeping in her wagon. Now her girls have the wagon to nap in!"
"My son, Brian, loved his Radio Flyer wagon, which was given to him by his grandparents in 1984. He was only a year old at the time. We lived in Abington, MA and later moved to Pembroke, MA, where he had plenty of room to pull the wagon. He used it almost daily growing up. He went to the Naval Academy and then served in the Navy, including in Afghanistan. He is now married and having his first child. I decided that the best gift I could give him for his new daughter was his beloved wagon. My brother refinished it and we gave it to him as a shower gift. He was even more excited to receive it than even I imagined. I have to admit that I miss the wagon, because after Brian outgrew it, I used it for my gardening and antique shopping. I plan to get Radio Flyer wagons for my other grandchildred, and hope they will enjoy them as much as Brian."
"I will always remember my dad telling me stories of his first "little red wagon" and all the fun he had in it with his siblings when they were young. My mom always has similar stories of her and her siblings having fun in their wagon together and how if brought them closer because it was something they could all do together. I remember my dad pulling my sisters and I all over in our metal red Radio Flyer wagon. It was a gift one Christmas and we loved that thing. We used it for gardening with mom, playing with dad, walking to the local park, and many other things (like holding our stuffed animals and other toys in while we were playing outside). It was a great toy for my sisters and I to bond over. I will never forget all the many things we did with that wagon and I will never forget how sad we all were the day it finally broke (years and years and years after we got it). Now as a mother of 3 girls I'm so glad that we were able to get a Radio Flyer wagon that my girls are enjoying like I did when I was little. They love going for walks around our neighborhood in it, having my husband run around the yard pulling them all behind him while they laugh and smile. I can't imagine how different my parents stories would go, how my childhood would have been and how my children's life would be without being able to come closer together with a Radio Flyer wagon."