Friday, February 6, 2015

Bikes! - Saturday Snapshots

When I was a kid - shortly after the invention of the wheel - one year my Christmas list had "bicycle" as the top item. So I was thrilled when Santa left a bright blue two-wheeler under the tree. I rode that bike everywhere--to Weiss Park for free swim on summer mornings, to my friends' houses, and all around Oak Cliff, Texas. Memories of my first means of transportation inspired today's Saturday Snapshots post.

My mom, proud to have a bicycle
of her own (circa 1940)
Santa brought bikes for both my brother
and me that year.

All my friends had bicycles, of course.
My son with his treasured Big Wheel.

Do you remember your first bicycle? What color was it? Where did you ride it?


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15 comments:

Arti said...

Lovely photos for keepsake... like your humor too. Thanks for sharing!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Love it! I love my bike now but I remember.... I loved my big wheel too :)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, yes, I remember my first bike, too. And it was blue! It was my only means of "escape," as we lived miles from a town and my parents were always busy. I rode to friends' homes and all around, just to explore. My best memories of childhood! Thanks for sharing...and here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

jacquie said...

My first bike...and every bike after...were hand-me downs from my sister. I never ever got a nrw bike, being the youngest child! LOL BUT...I lived on my bike...it was my life:)

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you enjoyed the post.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I wonder -- do they still make Big Wheels? Seems like they were almost impossible to tip over.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Our bikes gave us a lot of freedom, didn't they? Seems strange that we didn't wear helmets or knee pads and we somehow survived.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Jacquie, I think you need to buy yourself a shiny new bike!

Leovi Leovi said...

Wonderful pictures, I love old photos !!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Me too! I'm lucky to have so many photos from my childhood. Thanks, Mom and Dad.

Esme said...

These are great photos. Owning a bike is such a big deal for children. I still love my bike.

Sarah E. Albom said...

Bikes are the best :) that first picture really interested me; your mum seemed to be almost transparent in it. Huh, wonder why :)
- Linking over from Saturday Snapshots

Louise said...

I was never allowed to have a bike as a child, so I had to buy my own first bike as an adult at 20! So I spent my childhood falling off older kids bikes, thus reinforcing my parents notions that bikes were dangerous. Great series of pictures today.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I have very few pictures of my mom as a child. Her family was very poor. I'm surprised this photo survived so many years.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed them. I had fun putting the post together.