Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas Memories and my Pink Three Wheeler.......

Hi everybody, it's Pink Saturday!!! We have the lovely Beverly at How Sweet The Sound to thank for this popular day.  She has asked us to share a special childhood memory of Holidays past. So, here goes....

I will always remember the Christmas that I really wanted a bicycle.  I was just ten years old and I really, really, really wanted a bike.  But my Mother had already prepared me for a "slim Christmas," due to some unexpected family expenses.  So, I asked Santa for a doll and maybe some doll clothes,but secretly I really wanted a bike.  The one I was drooling over was green, with a silver fender and a headlight and horn. 


When Christmas morning came, I will never forget seeing that beautiful, shiny green bicyle sitting under the tree! 
Now, when I think back I realize that buying that bike was a real hardship for my parents. I know they made sacrifices to make a little girl's wish come true.
I rode that bike, wrecked it a hundred times and skined my knees
more times than I can count. But, I was one proud little girl riding up and down
our dusty old roads.
I was too young then to understand how much my parents did
without to make my Christmas so wonderful.  But, I'll never forget the happiness and
the love they gave to me.

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This is my tricycle that my husband gave me for my birthday this year.
And believe it or not, this is the only the second bike that
I have ever owned.


Isn't it pretty in Pink!
Notice I said tricycle, or three wheeler.
My husband felt that I would be safer riding with three wheels
rather than two....um, wonder if he worried about my safety or the fact that I am somewhat over 50........really over 50......and needed some stableness????


If you look close, the license plate does say, "Wicked Witch."
No doubt, Mr. Sissie meant that as a term of endearment.

So, Happy Pink Saturday to all my blogger friends.
Be sure and go visit Beverly and visit other
lovely Pink Saturday loveliness!

hugs.................Sissie

36 comments:

Fairy Footprints said...

Oh what a great post Sissie. To hear that your parents struggled to buy that bike for you but you realize it now, brings tears to my eyes. I do not have much and when the holidays roll around I hope my girls will look back on those days as well and know I did all I could for them. Your bike story sounded lovely. I think its wonderful your hubby got you a bike for your birthday its darling.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Happy Pink Saturday,
I am participating if ya get a chance drop on over.


Blessings



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Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Oh, Sissie, what a wonderful post and childhood memory! Your parents wanted you to have the best Christmas ever and you did.

And what an absolutely FABULOUS three-wheeler you have!!! I didn't know they made them that way! I LOVE it and PINK too!!!!

Girl, if I had a bike, mine would have to be like your pink one! I need THREE wheels! I'll have to tell you about why one day! No one and I mean NO ONE would want me on the road on a bike, LOL

ROTFL, Wicked Witch! I think your hubby and mine have the same sense of humor!

It's sooooooo good to see you! I've missed our postings!!

Big hug,
Marsha

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

I meant to say I missed YOUR postings!

Hugs,
Marsha

Linda said...

Looove that PINK bike...sooooo cute!

Blessings,
Linda

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

awww.. such a cutie bike! love the pink colour!

have a good weekend!
xo
fitty

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Sissie! What a wonderful, heartwarming story. The pink three wheeler is just perfect - your husband knows best. Have a fun (and safe) weekend on your trike!

June said...

Sissie I love the three wheeler!!! And the licence plate! What a sweet Christmas memory to share with us all today.
Hugs

♥Mimi♥ said...

On this first Saturday of December ♥Jappy Pink Saturday♥. I was away for a while and sure missed running around the blogs arnd seeing all of the goodies everyone was sharing.

Thanks so much for making my morning so much fun. Hoping that you and those you care about spend a wonderful weekend making memories that will last a lifetime☺

Claudia said...

What a terrific post! I know that my parents sacrificed every year - we didn't have much money - but of course, I didn't realize it at the time. Such a wonderful story about your bicycle under the tree! And your new bike is pretty cool! Happy Pink Saturday!

Cathi said...

I am absolutely upside down in love with your PINK bike!!!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Sissie...
Happy Pink Saturday sweetie. I wish you lived close we could ride like the wind together. Last year for my birthday I got a blue three wheeler. I just love it. It makes me feel young to be riding it, and believe it or not I still ride like the wind. (anyway in my mind I do)

I love this story about the green bike for Christmas. I can jus see you peddaling away and free in spirit. Hair flying like the wind. Thank you so much for sharing.

Please pop over and read my Christmas memory. I think you will love it.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

What a wonderful memory, Sissie! Parents are very good at putting their children's wishes at the top of the list when Christmastime rolls around. I'm glad you got your bike! And I love your tricycle; especially in pink! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Pink weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Jane said...

I loved your post! I loved reading the story about your memory of getting that green bike for Christmas and I absolutely adore your pink three wheeler!! What a fun way to ride in style!!!
Have a great weekend.
Jane

Ginger said...

What a beautiful memory. It's great when we are surprised with something we think will never happen. And your husband must be a keeper, love your pink tricycle.

Ginger

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

IM alot like you-- only my bike was PURPLE... how lucky was i?

Such a darling story... thanks so much for sharing.

If you get a moment I would love for you to stop by and read my Christmas Short Story post.

TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥ enjoy the season!

Mary said...

Snazzy! What a cute idea your DH had to get you some pink wheels ;) Enjoy toodling around on it - I surely would. And I'm sure he meant "wicked witch" in the nicest way possible ;0
Happy Pink Saturday! Hugz~

She'sSewPretty said...

What a sweet memory and a wonderful gift from your hubby. He certainly has a sense of humor!
Happy Pink Saturday!

someplace in thyme said...

I adore your story Sissie and have no doubt all the things are parents did to make us happy. When I was growing up in the 50"s there were no credit cards, cash only, so you had to have it to spend it. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

blushing rose said...

G'day, Sissie ~ What a precious story that many of us can easily relate to ... we had many a slim Christmas that Mother 'gave up' so we would have our hearts desire, seldom hearts desires.

Love the beauty bike ... not trike ... chuckle!

TY for your note today ... yes, your Father is right, those that gave their lives were the real heroes ... God bless all their souls. Let Freedom Continue To Ring. I will post more until Tuesday about WWII.

Have a beautiful day. TTFN ~ Marydon

Vicki said...

Hi, Sissie,
I loved reading about your childhood Christmas memories! I am so glad you got that green bike that was your heart's desire! Your parents were so kind to get you what you really wanted even if it meant sacrifice for them. My parents were the same way. I think your new trike is splendid and of course, I love the color of it. Have a beautiful weekend and thank you so much for stopping by my Bunny Cottage! It really brightened my day! Vicki

bj said...

Well, right off the bat, I see we have our two favorite movies in common!! I've probably seen Dirty Dancing at LEAST 16 times...and Fried G. Tomatoes is one of my all-time favorites! :)

I love your white livingroom...just breathtaking. I wish I didn't have so much "stuff" in my house...I see rooms like yours and want to throw away every single thing I have.

I love love your 3 wheeler. I think it is precious...

Going to sign up to follow so I won't lose you..
xo bj

bj said...

oops..just me again.
I clicked on your Silver Sunday button but it didn't take me anywhere...??

Grace said...

Sissie thank you sooooooooo much for visiting my Pink Saturday blog post because I found you! What a cute post amazing how there was 1 thing we wanted and now children have lists longer than our Holiday grocery list! lol Your Birthday 3 weeler is fabulous I am so loving it! Hugs Grace

Betzie said...

That's a sweet story and I enjoyed reading it.
Your mom and dad must have loved you very much, as your hubby does now! LOVE your new bike and the license plate too!HPS!

LV said...

What a delightful post. I truly enjoyed reading your favorite memory of Christmas. I think you husband had the right idea on your three wheeler.

That shabby Pink Girl said...

Oh Sissie, I loved your Story about the Christmas Bike from your Loving Parents~~thats the way it should be. And OH MY GOODNESS the Pink Bike from your Hubby, I am so jealous, What a neat gift. You will look very classy on your new WHEELS~
Love and Best Wishes to you, and have a sweet Pink Saturday

marian elizabeth

bj said...

OK, Sweetie..all you have to do is go back to your Layout, pull up your Silver photo, and copy her address in the space above...then the photo on your sidebar will be clickable and take you right to her site...
Many thanks for the address...it sounds like fun..
xo bj

Denise said...

Thanks for visiting our party! Your pink 3 wheeler is just the cutest!

Fandango Moon said...

Awesome pink bicycle! Love your post. Thanks for sharing!

Angie said...

Very sweet story and that bike is just so cute!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy Pinks, Sissie! I enjoyed your story very much! Your new 3-wheeler is fabulous! Your hubs is a definite keeper! Your blog header wonderful, so warm and welcoming!

Have a lovely weekend!

Tina

Mary said...

What a lovely Christmas that must have been. I hope you are having a wonderful day and are looking forward to the holidays ahead.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

I can't decide which 3 wheeler I like best! MMMM since I'm over 50 too....I'll pick the latest one you are zipping around on...I hope without the skinned knees! Great Christmas Memory Story and so special as looking back at the sacrifices our folks made in order to have a Merry Christmas. Thanks for visiting, and you're the first to say I look like Diane Keaton....maybe it's my new specks and the hat...anyway....Thanks...she's one of my FAVs and she's about my age.

Nanna said...

what a precious pink sat. post , I'm not sure what the sacrifices were but I recall one christmas when we were told santa may not make it but we woke up to find that he had came, happy pink sat. thanks for sharing

Helen

LemonyRenee' said...

HaHa! Elmira Gulch never had such a snazzy ride . . . way cool!

jenny said...

i absolutely love your pink trike! i was on google trying to find one to buy and your website came up. i understand it was a birthday present so this may be a very rude question but i was wondering where this was purchased. i have had a difficult time finding one. i live in a very small town in north carolina and would love to have one to ride. thank you so much. my email address is jledfordnc@gmail.com. any info you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

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