Grandma and My Big Wheel with the Hand Brake!

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UploadedOctober 15, 2009
TakenApril 12, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D300
Exposure1/500 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length50 mm
ISO200
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This memory was added on: April 11, 2006

I use to ride it up and down the sidewalk in Topeka Kansas in front of my Grandma's house just across the street from the state capital building and right underneath the Buttercrust bread sign. The sign had the bread slices spinning which made it look as though slices of bread were continually falling out of bag. The factory was not far away either so it always smelled like fresh bread. Grandma's gone, the house is gone, the sign is gone and the factory moved and so have I (Texas), but the memory..... oh the memory. Grandma and my Big Wheel with the hand brake!

I also had the contraption you sat in and had two big wheels with handles that you used to power it. You could go forward, backward, turn on a dime or just sit and spin your self dizzy. Does anyone remember this thing and what it was called?

Jim
1966

In the Little Boys, Big Wheels photo essay.

8 responses

  • Michael Adams

    Michael Adams gave props (15 Oct 2009):

    I remember the days of big wheels!

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (16 Oct 2009):

    Reminds me of my boys, cool photo Marco,

  • Lucy Jackalone

    Lucy Jackalone gave props (16 Oct 2009):

    this is adorable !!!

  • Michael Xiao

    Michael Xiao gave props (17 Oct 2009):

    Great capture!

  • Gandarufu

    Gandarufu said (19 Oct 2009):

    wow, u captured a beautiful moment here. i like the cool colors, too. and thanks for your comments :)

  • Carlos Verde

    Carlos Verde gave props (24 Oct 2009):

    beautifull capture!!! suddenly i felt a kid again! :D

  • René Damen

    René Damen   gave props (9 Nov 2009):

    all the above, great

  • Julien Maury

    Julien Maury gave props (28 Dec 2009):

    superbe, BW???!!!

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