Little Red Stories
I hasv I have always loved RF wagons. I bought the miniature and the small-sized models at Sears over 20 years ago and I still have them. I worked for Sears at the time. I also bought the last Sears & Roebuck wooden-side wagon that our Sears store had in stock, back in 1999. It was a Christmas gift for my baby son, and we still have it. It looks just like a Radio Flyer wagon. Is it a RF-made wagon? My main reason for writing is that I went to an estate sale 2 years ago and bought a RF Model 7 wagon, still sealed in the box. The seller said it was in his dad's local store in the stockroom for all those years. He said it was circa 1950's, but I think it was manufactured in the 1960's. Either way, a great find sealed in the box.
Thirty years ago our best friend's 2 year old daugher was in Shands@UF battling cancer, we went every weekend to visit them and would pull her around the halls for hours in wagon's that were donated for them. We lost her at the age of 3. This past year my grandson was born at 27 weeks and was rushed to this same hospital and was there for 96 days. My husband and I talked often about the wagon that were no longer there or just in bad shape. The smiles we saw on the children's face when they got to feeling better or up to it or it was their turn to ride was just priceless! Please donate more "Wagons for Smiles" to the Shands@UF NICU and Children's hospital in Gainesville Florida. Thank you Cindy Johnson