Little Red Stories
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.
"Look! One of her legs is shorter than the other!" exclaimed my grandfather in what would be the beginning of my spica cast journey to correct congenital hip dysplasia at 13 months of age. A few surgeries and a kid in a cast and traction bars didn't scare my mother as much as being home alone for days or weeks on end without the ability to go anywhere or see anyone. Thankfully she married an ingenious engineer who modified a radio flyer red wagon so that the sides extended out and I could go in, cast and all. We trekked everywhere in that red wagon, and now, 28 years later, family and friends can still recall how happy our family looked all together with me being toted around in our wagon.
Walking and carrying are not my forte anymore. Too many years and back surgeries for that, but I use it inside and out. I carry in my groceries, get my laundry from room to room, plants for trimming and feeding, tools for DIY( I'm an ol'widow lady,lol) generally for about everything, in fact its in the kitchen now waiting to be unloaded. .
In 1964 we purchased the all word Town and Country Radio flyer for our daughters. In the on coming years it became the center piece of their play activities. Needless to say it took a beating and in the last few years it was ready for the junk pile. But not to be. It was the trophy we wanted to save to remember all the good times we had with the wagon always in center stage. Long walks with the four girls huddle with their dog loving every minute of the ride. Parades down main street USA with the girls who could fit loving the attention. Filled with dirt, rocks and weeds from many garden chords over the many years of use, our Radio Flyer was to be rewarded not junked. What happen next was amusing. With your help our Radio Flyer has been restored into mint condition and is the center piece of our home. Thank you Radio Flyer you are the best. The Mariani Family
One of the many benefits of being a new Tesla owner is the "Thank You" that Tesla provides for referring friends that order a new Tesla. One such thank you is gifting us with a drivable battery operated Model S Tesla for kids that is provided from Radio Flyer. So far we have received three Tesla kid cars and have donated all three to the F.U.S.E. (Foundation for Understanding Social Engagement) school in Lexington, MA. The first two are currently being used by the children at the school and the third will be auctioned off at the school's next fundraiser in late April of this year. The F.U.S.E. school provides an early education environment that nurtures a child's social and emotional growth. You can read more about the F.U.S.E. school at their web site www.fusepreschool.com.
When our kids were young, we enjoyed putting them in the radio flyer and taking walks around town. We stopped at elderly neighbors who were home bound to bring a little joy to them. Just the interaction with the kids brought them a lot of enjoyment. We'd also bring some groceries or home baked goods with us to share. They enjoyed the time but it also was great for us to be able to add a little sunshine to their day.
When I was in 4th grade I wheeled around a Radio Flyer wagon in the neighborhood to collect cans for food drive.
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 child, over sixty years ago, my brother and I piled a load of cancer informational pamphlets in my Radio Flyer wagon. We went all over the neighborhood, handing them out, and collecting for the local cancer fund drive. We rated an article and our pictures in the local newspaper.
Last week my 3 & 1/2 year old granddaughter was rushed to the hospital having an asthma attack. She was admitted and I was trying to decided what to bring to her. Her mom (a teacher) was in the hospital with her and they were coloring with crayons while she in bed. I started telling my husband that when I was little about 5 or 6 years old my cousin broke her leg. My mother was busy buying her presents like books and coloring books to bring to her at the hospital. I told him how my aunt who did not drive had to take my cousin to school via a Radio Flyer Little Red Wagon. I was so jealous of the coloring books and the Radio Flyer wagon
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 .
We lived in a new development and it was raining for days. Some people bought the land next to ours and was trying to move in. The ground was saturated and he could not pull his car into his driveway so parked in the road. He and his 2 children were walking back and forth, through a flowing ditch, to carry their boxes in the house. I had bought 2 Radio Flyer wagons for my grandsons that Christmas and so I went over there and got the 2 boys. We went to the barn and got the wagons and enough lumber to build a temporary bridge across that ditch and moved them into their new home a big speedier than they were going before the wagons came into use. Unfortunately I do not have pictures to show you but I am sure that Lauri and Dana and their 2 boys, remember that day well.
My son Joshua was born preemie he was 1 lb 11ozes 12inches .He had to travel to Rilys children hospital alot in Indianapolis.They had a redflyer wagon that you could use to pull kids back and forth to there diffrent appointment s in the hospital .plus to take your stuff to there room or to a restaurant in the hospital .sences he was little i would pull him around the halls he loved that alot .I got him a redflyer trike when he was 5 but got stolen but hed ride up and down are side wAlks .
I'm one of three children my older sister was born with CP and Ms. I grew up in the seventies with my sister in a wheelchair all her life still in it when we were children we would put her in are little red Radio Flyer wagon and walk around for hours. I'll never forget the joy in her face as we drug her everywhere we went in a wagon. As a child it was awful hard to push a wheelchair in some of the places that we went and we could get that little wagon everywhere. My sister was able to fish for the first time in her life cuz we could put it in the wagon get her to the lake. My brother and I took her everywhere in that wagon you see she looked as normal as us without the wheelchair. No I'm not ashamed of my sister never have been never will be but other kids could be so mean. That little red metal wagon meant a lot to us. I'm sure it's somewhere in my mother shed. Oh we we're not rich but we sure felt like it. That wagon was a big part of our childhood. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to tell you my story. My sister is 57 years old now and is lived way past what she was expected to thank goodness. For the love of Mildred is pure and innocent.
Hello, When I lived in Florida, I started using a cane to help me walk. With one hand tied up with the cane, I needed help to carry items to/from my Apartment to my van. One day while at a MAJOR retailer, I cut thru the toy section, to conserve steps, and my eye spotted a Radio Flyer wagon...which had several toys inside. The Light Bulb "went off" and I purchased a Red Flyer wagon for my needs. It worked wonderfully. There was a perfect spot to "park" it in the Apartment. It was truly a "blessing in disguise" for me. When I moved away I donated the wagon to a local hospital. I am very grateful to Radio Flyer!! I hope Radio Flyer will pray for my situation, my safety!! I am facing going BACK to living in my van. I turned 67 on 15 March 2018. Thank you and Blessings to ALL at Radio Flyer!! SHirley Green age 67 (body more like 267)