Little Red Stories
Hello! My husband and I have a small family business called "Cobbled Folktales Artwork." Behind the scenes of our "shoppe," I create artwork and my husband creates the frames for all of it. Creating my artwork firstly involves handpicking a lot of pebbles and shells from the earth. We live in Indiana, where naturally formed pebbles and shells are hard to come by, so we look for far-away places to visit, adventure a little, and gather those elements for my art. We have two little boys, ages four and two, who love to hunt for rocks and things with their mom and dad, but whose legs also tire quickly! We knew we needed a wagon. We did our research and fell in love with the Build-a-Wagon option from Radio Flyer. And we LOVED building it together! Because regular, classic wagon wheels that come on most wagons off store shelves don't particularly mesh well with all types of landscapes (pebbly shores, sandy beaches, & shallow creed beds for example), we GREATLY appreciated the option for all-terrain tires. The padded seats with pockets, multiple cup holders, storage bag, twin canopies...(I can't even pick my favorite part!) all of these features made our pebble hunting excursions possible and a breeze for two out-going parents with little kids. Our Radio Flyer wagon recently made for one amazing and successful family trip to Ocean City, Maryland and Assateague Island, Maryland this fall, and we're looking forward to many, many more trips! Thank you so much, guys! Find us at facebook.com/cobbledfolktales or our website: cobbledfolktales.wixsite.com/shoppe
These 2 boys are first cousins and they live being outside being pulled along in their Radio Red Flyer wagonBy: Brack L.
My children's children... I remember a Christmas Eve when my son was two and was fast asleep. My husband and I liked to set out the few gifts we had the night before Christmas so our son could see what Santa brought for himgot out the wagon which imf
Let's go back almost 30 years to my First Birthday. Grandma H. gave me a wooden red radio flyer wagon that year and I couldn't have been more excited my Mother said. She would pull me around the farm during chore time and on country walks in the evening. Fast forward about 5 years and I now had siblings in which to pull around in the very same wagon. Jump 5 more years and my older brother and I were now using it as our "race car" on the driveway. We would take the sides off of it. Then we would have one person sit on the wagon with the tongue up against the front so they could steer it and the other person behind pushing it down the driveway. Sometimes we even got a little crazy and use the ditch sides for more speed. Around the same age and until I was a bit older I would also take the wagon and construct what I would call "cat condos" and place my kitty's in and pull them all over the yard. These condos had blanket ceilings and walls and were typically bedded with grass clippings ha ha ha. boy those cats sure tolerated a lot of bumping around in my little red wagon. Even our puppies came along for the ride sometimes and the whole ensemble would end up in a family photo or two. Fast forward to now, I am almost 31 years old and I still have my beloved little red wagon. It has seen better days, but it is the most played with toy I still own. I now have two children of my own (1.5 years and 7 months). I am currently in the process of redoing and fixing my little red wagon so that my boys can enjoy it just as much as I did growing up on the farm. There are a few things that need some serious repair and it needs some new paint, but i have it all broken down and ready to be refurbished into its former glory. It will soon be ready for another 30 years of laughing children playing with it. :)
It has been a family tradition that grandparents buy a Radio Flyer for a new grandchild. This has been going on for 5 generations. I received one from my grandpa, my children received a tricycle from my dad (grandpa), I gave all 5 of my grandkids all a Radio Flyer wagon and tricycle, my daughter has followed the tradition with her grandson with a tricycle. This has been a Christmas tradition with our family. A great way to welcome a new grandchild.
I sit back now and see how far Radio Flyer has come. If I remember correctly it was on my 5th birthday, back in 1963, my family was celebrating my special day. Of course it's a day that always keeps you awake the night before, anticipating what is to come. I always thought it would be the most special day in my life. Well this year it really was, I use to ask Santa for a special red wagon everytime I sat on his lap, but it never happened. To my surprise, and it truly was, on this day my dad walked around the side of the house with this brightest red wagon, and the biggest red bow my little eyes ever saw. I was so happy, it was to me a memory I would never forget.. I always thought, I must have done something really good to get this kind of gift for my birthday. There were five kids in our family, my mom stayed home and took care of the kids, while dad went to work everyday in a factory. I look back now, and realize what they had to give up to make one little girl the happiest girl on the block. I thank God everyday, for having the best mom & dad in the whole world. Now I do this for my kids, and my grand kids as often as I can. Thanks for giving me the chance to at least try to do the same for my 2 grand daughters.
We got our oldest daughter a red wagon for her second birthday. We used it for our other two girls and the kids that lived around us. In 1989 we moved to Florida and the wagon came with us. We kept it in the attic untill our oldest daughter who received it at the age of two told us she was pregnant and expecting a boy.. my husband got the wagon down and took it apart and cleaned it up..He painted it blue and we gave it to her at the shower filled with things for the baby.. she still has and uses it four boys later. The boys are 8,6,4,and 22mtsold and they still love riding In it our daughter is now 32 years old. It has been and always will be a very special wagon in our family
About 46 years ago, my husband’s family bought a brand new station wagon. To their surprise, they were given a brand new Radio Flyer wagon with their purchase of the car. My husband and his siblings were so happy to have this wagon. They enjoyed it through the years. When we had our first child, my husband’s parents gave us the wagon. We had our second daughter, and the girls would love the wagon for years. Now our oldest has two boys of her own. We decided it’s time to buy them their own wagon. My husband still uses the original wagon. He carries things from the shed to the garage. And uses it for many other things. I feel like this wagon has come full circle, I really loved hearing the story of how Radio Flyer came to be. This summer we took our grandson Luke to Old Orchard shopping mall. Luke got to try the wagon and he loved it. We are so happy to order a custom wagon for Luke and Logan and know that they will enjoy it for years to come. Thank you Radio Flyer :)