Friday, April 23, 2010

When I Was a Lad ...

I'm going to show my age here, but when I was a lad ... I had a tricycle. When I was a lad ... my tricycle was mostly metal. When I was a lad ... my tricycle tires were rubber. Who knows, perhaps the saddle was even leather.

Sixty years later, Nikki Dee has a tricycle.

Can you see any metal, any rubber, anything that isn't plastic? Anything at all?

Look at her go though!

17 comments:

Lorna said...

Isn't that silvery thingy connecting the plastic pedals to something or other made of metal? Funny how the glittery part jumped out at me.

Anvilcloud said...

Dagnabit Lorna. You're right.

Kila said...

My tricycle was the same as yours. We must be the same age ;)

Mary G said...

Like you, metal trike. But my kiddy car was made of wood. When I got the tricycle my mother chopped up the kiddy car to make kindling and I was truly devastated. The start of a long life of mourning things outgrown.
She sure is travelling. I also love the push bar; a smart development.

Donna said...

...Lorna's good...I didn't see that.
But I think I like what We had more so than what they turn out for our kids and grandkids...Remember putting playing cards in the spokes and listening to the flapping??
Loved that!
Cute shot!
hughugs

Anvilcloud said...

Yes. I remember cards in the spokes.

Ruth said...

She is a very intent driver. I see something of her future in about 14 years or so.

Garnetrose said...

Oh, I remember the cards too. *blushing as I show my age* But times change and we have to change a little with them. I see what all kids have today and I just shake my head. My grand has a bizillion toys but she would rather play with an empty milk jug or one of the many odds ends we have around the house. You grandbaby is a doll though.

Bernie said...

Times have changed......and I think most of us are the same age as we remember our tricycles....Hugs

Donna said...

PS-THANK YOU! I went over to the PS course site! Wonderful stuff over there...The new class will consist of PS8 not 7 so I'm going to read and find out what the difference is and go from there.
I May just HAVE to break down and purchase 8...oh my...decisions...Hahahaaa...Right! You know me by now. If 8 is more involved then, I'll go get it and Then sign up for a course!
Again, thanks Ac...This will Help!!
Happy Saturday!
hughgus

Mara said...

I love the way she's bent over the handlebars. As if that's the way to give her more speed!

Mary said...

AC, You're right, there's not much of that tricycle that's made of metal. My how times have changed.

Thanks for all the kind words of support while undergoing my open heart surgery last week. I'm coming along nicely except for the fact that I have trouble sleeping.

Blessings,
Mary

Kathy said...

LOL yes I remember the metal...and putting my foot/feet against the petal ...moving forward..lets go! ;-D

Kathy said...

I remember the cards too...loved that sound. great photo and post, Thanks for the memories.

simplycol.com said...

She looks very determined with her first set of wheels. :-)

Cathy said...

Sorry - I can't get into the sense of your post because I'm too danged distracted by HOW CUTE she is!!

Diana said...

My son's 1st trike was all metal with rubber tires. That was about 28 years ago! Love Di ♥