One of my favorite childhood memories of all time was riding in my little red wagon. Every kid on our neighborhood block had a Radio Flyer. Now, two big kids in Anchorage, Alaska, have motorized their wagon. Click here to see it for yourself.
Fred Keller and Judy Foster took an inheritance from her dad, a 1976 Mazda pickup truck, and turned it in to something so wonderful, so awe-inspiring that they turn heads wherever they go. Can you imagine driving down the highway in this red wagon? Just the sight of it makes people naturally want to smile, ask questions and beg to go along just for a ride.
I’ve decided that we should all be driving our own little red wagons. Imagine the disappearance of road rage, I mean truthfully, who in their right mind would be angry at a Radio Flyer going too slow? I want one.
I think this could be the start of something really big. Why limit it to Radio Flyers when we can reincarnate all of those wonderful childhood memories into usable tools. Let’s remake commuter trains to look like Thomas the Train. That would put an end to those grumpy faces waiting on the train platform.
Let’s paint hopscotch spaces in the grocery lines so that folks have something to do while they pass the time waiting for the cashier and the guy that can’t get his credit card to register on the machine.
Think of all the things that made you smile as a carefree kid and then just incorporate them into your everyday life. This could really take off and become a new trend. Of course, we’ll embarrass the kids but what the heck. They’ve been embarrassing us for far too long and it could be time for a little payback.
Want to go for a ride in my wagon? Wouldn’t that be a hoot? I’m all in.
in an email via my dear friend, Renee