Wednesday, June 24, 2009
When I was a kid we had a one horse wagon like this wagon. We used it to haul all sorts of things on it. It was an absolute necessity to us. Once in a while the rims (hoop rings) would start getting a little lose on the spokes so we would have to take the wheels off the wagon and lay them in a stream so the water would make the wood swell and make the rims tight again. We also had an old rim (hoop) that we played with all the time. We'd get that thing out and roll it down the dirt road that went to our house and have a great time. You can see the old dirt road in the pictures above. The last time my wife and I were in TN we walked back up to the old home place and sat down for a while. While we were sitting there I said to my wife "Listen" and she said "I don't hear anything". I said "That's the point..... the only thing you hear is just the wind blowing through the trees." See below for a very short video...not very good quality. I always have such fond memories when I return to that place even though we barely had enough to survive.