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1973 (btw, is it just me, or do I look like the first-season Bobby Brady in this pic?????):

1973 (btw, is it just me, or do I look like the first-season Bobby Brady in this pic?????):
I watch the ripples change their size, but never leave the stream of warm impermanent sand. So the days flow through my eyes but still the days seem the same. And these children that you spit on as they try to change their world are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through.

Monday, November 07, 2011

Big Wheel:

I don't know many boys who didn't have one of these back in the day. It must've been a boy toy, because I didn't know any girls who had one. I had a friend named David, and mom brought me over to his house one day sometime around '73 so she could have coffee with David's mom. I was in the kitchen with mom and David's mom, asking mom about something, and David called out: "Hey mom! Look at this!". We went into a different room and saw David at the top of the stairs on his Big Wheel. Just as his mom started to open her mouth to say "Don't do it", David took off down the stairs on his Big Wheel. And crashed right into the front door. He never did it after that. I'm surprised he didn't crack a rib or two...

9 comments:

Caffeinated Joe said...

There was a girl version, I believe. I had one, wore it out a lot. Used to love the little compartment it had, for some reason it made it feel like a real "vehicle" to me. LOL

Super-Duper ToyBox said...

oh the fun i had on my Big Wheel- happy days :)

joe said...

CJ and Super: These were great for skidding out. And the compartment was great too.

lazlo1988 said...

I had a Big Wheel and so did my best childhood friend. I loved it!!!

joe said...

David's door was only 3 feet from the bottom of the stairs. There's no way he would've avoided slamming into it

Retro Hound said...

Man I wanted one of these SO BAD when I was a kid. It's the one bitterness toward my parents that I won't let go.

Bridget said...

LOVE your blog! Makes me so happy to have found another child of the 70's who remembers and treasures the same things :-)

Oh and in Missouri those Big Wheels were a bitch to get up the hills! Absolutely no traction with plastic wheels...

Sunnydaze said...

OMG riding the Big Wheel down the stairs! He musta thought he was Evel Knievel. Yet another thing that I wanted but never got. I did get a dune buggy version that had 6 wheels that was super cool, though. I remember how everyone would skid out all the time and the one side of the front tire would wear flat until you could hardly ride it any more.

joe said...

Retro: I didn't have it either but I used my friend's alot. I got my huffy bike soon after and I was hooked on that.

Bridget: Glad you found me too. Welcome aboard ;^)

Sunny: He didn't do many stupid things, but this was one of them..

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