Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Bicycle for two — Ruby (Red) Tuesday
Dad ordered it from the catalog. I was really excited when he said I could come with him to go down and get it at the railroad depot. I still remember that and helping to put it together. Ours was blue, not red. But it was a real pretty one. My sister, Lois, still has it in her garage or basement. She is the designated keeper.
I was allowed to ride it to school where I was to be in the first grade. The seat would not adjust down low enough for me to get on so Dad made a lowering seat holder. It was made of a steel rod bent down about six inches and then extended in front like a hook to place the seat onto it.
Since Lois was five years younger than it was, we had to take turns after she was in the second grade. Lois started the first grade when she was four. That was way to young to ride a bike on the roads for a whole mile, up hill and down hill, so she had to walk that first year. Unless I took her on the carrier which I often did.
Click on the Ruby Tuesday button for Mary's Ruby Tuesday post list
of other interesting RED finds today.
Mary is in charge there, you can see more or post your own from there.
Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)
Nice photo and even nicer memories.
P.S. I loved your clever wordplay with "7 Czechs" on Quilly's blog for punny Mon.
we never really had a bike..too many kids and not enough money but one thing that we did enjoy when we were visiting our aunt della, was roller skating and we DID have to share them!.you know the kind that you had to tighten up with the key?
bernie and i both have bicyles buried in the garage somewhere.
oh how i would like to go for a bike ride...my legs won't allow it anymore!..alas!
mr. jim, you could easily take that adi for a ride in this bike!
thanks for your visit mr. jim on my ruby post..i felt a bit low and you have cheered me...love terry
My first bike was used. I was the oldest and the last to get a bike.
Thanks for sharing happy memories.
Your father must have been a very sweet and caring one, making that extra seat and all that stuff to adjust the bicycle to you and your sister. (She must have been a very bright girl, starting in first grade only four years old).
We had fewer thing, but more freedom, growing up.
I would not trade my childhood for all the laptops in the world.
I had a red tricycle and a blue bicycle, but they were used. That didn't mean much, 'cause everybody else was in the same position.
When I was 9 and my brother 8, my dad made us save half the amount of a new bicycle. Very pedagogic, I see now, money in the bank every week. He met us half way, and added the rest. That special day, when the three of us went to the bank and then to the shop, is written in my mind with gold letters.
He did make his point though, we never spent money on things, before we could pay cash.
And he also taught us the art of maintaining a bicycle.
My ruby link for you
the story of your bike is very touching
thanks for the comment you left me, made me smile
Hope sends hugs
hitched to a post like a horse—
bike with red fenders
Red-Sash Window (With Gum!)
it is easy and useful...
Thank you for the votes and nominations.
I was looking at the bike and singing daisy Daisy, and wondering how it was a bicycle for two.
John has been getting skin cancers frozen (or burnt) off for years and is very careful. The last ones had to be surgically removed and after a week, had to have more cut out and the skin was so stretched on his forehead it tore as the doctor stitched it up. But he is all right now and I hope won't have any more for a long time.
I hope you are feeling better after yours and also the teeth extraction. Life can be fun.
Take care,my friend,Regards,Merle
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