Fifty years of Radio Flyer Memories
It's hard to remember a time in my life when I haven't had a Radio Flyer wagon, beginning fifty years ago with my brother and I racing down the hill by our house, in the wagon he received from Santa. I remember my best friend and I delivering cookies, thirty years later my own daughter delivering cookies, all in a Radio Flyer red wagon. One of my favorite and most bittersweet memories is of my children placing their handicapped cousin and their dog in his red wagon and taking him for a ride around the neighborhood. My nephew became handicapped at the age of two after a horrible accident, as a result of his accident he is unable to see or walk. He was in the hospital for 5 months, we visited him almost daily, my children ate their meals at the hospital cafeteria and did their homework in the hospital play room. My own children were 5 and 9 at the time. Seeing the gentleness they displayed towards their cousin and wanting to include him in their play time was truly a heart touching moment that I will never forget.
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"One morning on my way to morning Mass, I drove pass a neighbor's home. Out by the curb was various items meant for the trash. To my delight was a Radio Flyer wagon. When I arrived at my destination, I call my husband and ask him if he would pick up the Red Wagon, & only if it was in good condition. On my way home I noticed that the wagon was gone. Thinking that someone else picked it up, I never ask my husband if he went to look for the wagon. Later, that day, we were both outside on our driveway when Richie asked me to look in the back of his truck. Lo and behold there was the little red wagon. I couldn't believe it. It was in terrific shape. Believe me, I was so thrilled. Here I am, a 73-year-old woman and I finally have my own Radio Flyer, red wagon. During the summer, I use the red wagon as my rolling flower garden. I enjoy photography and have many photos of my red wagon flower garden. My summer has been filled with many health issues and challenges and having my little red wagon garden, has brought me much joy and peace. I have many photos that I would love to share. Thank you for your time......Teresa"