Friday, November 14, 2008

The Little Red Wagon

I bought this little wagon over 25 years ago.
It was bought mainly to bring wood in the house for my woodstove. I was making too many trips carrying wood in my arms. So I had the idea of buying a wagon and loading it and pulling it in the house. Saved trips in the evening as I did not have to go out on the porch for wood.
I liked the way it looked. At one time I was not the kind of lady that would have a wagon full of wood sitting in her great room. But that is me at this time.
In a few years my older grandchildren would play with it whenever they made a visit. Sometimes pulling each other in it and at times a dog that would sit in the wagon.
It has been with me throughout my many home building and moving projects.
The change is I now use it for help in the garden. I have loaded it with bags of seed, fertilizer, mulch and whatever I wanted to take to another area.

Grandchildren continue to play with it.
This little red wagon is now at my city cottage. Caitlin and Amelia play with it. I am still pulling it around and it still looks like new.
Earlier in the summer I was working in the yard and it was sitting on my walk and someone passing by stopped asked if I would sell it. I replied no way. Never will I part with my wagon.

Who else would love it like I do?

Another memory from this One Womans Journey on her Journey Through This Life.

10 comments:

lilalia said...

You can't get a better red wagon model than that. Lovely story and so nice to know you grandchildren know something of quality.

Darlene said...

Your red wagon is just wonderful and I know how useful they can be. I once had a load of medium sized rocks dumped in my driveway and I carried them in a wagon to the area of the yard that I was working on. I was changing my front lawn to a rock lawn. I couldn't have done it without the wagon.

Hughes ap Williams said...

My sweetiepie bought me my first little red wagon about 18 years ago and we still use it - mainly for gardening and firewood.

Judy said...

That little red wagon will be a family heirloom. I am sure you have used it many times over the years for things you have even forgotten about. Loved the pictures of the children playing with it.

Mim said...

Just precious, and the two little grandchildren's picture even more precious.
I have one too.. what would we do without our little red wagon?
Mim

One Woman's Journey said...

Lilalia, Darlene, Hughs, Judy and Mim. Oh yes I love this little wagon. Someday maybe these little granddaughters will smile when they realize how old it is.

Grammie said...

I bet that the little red wagon could tell a lot of good stories if it could talk!

Personally, I think that it has been lucky to have belonged to you all these years. You have filled it with such memories and love...
xoxo
Grammie

Beverly said...

the little girl in the top pic looks a lot like you...

One Woman's Journey said...

Yes, Grammie this little wagon could probably write a good book.
Beverly that is one of my little girls.

kenju said...

I wish I still had the wagon we bought when my son was small. I don't know what happened to it.