Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas Memories--My First Bicycle

I have been trying to catch up with some of my blogs I follow. One of them, Pam on has been blogging about Nostalgic Christmas Gifts. It is fun to go back and remember toys as a child. Be sure to check out her blog!

I started thinking about my favorite gifts I received as a child.

The one that comes to mind the most was when I received my very first two wheeled bicycle. You see I was told I would never be able to ride a bicycle because of balance issues from the CP. But I did. I had learned on my sister's old bicycle with training wheels. If you want to know the story how I learned to ride a bike, go here.

Anyway the Christmas I received my very own two wheel blue boys' bicycle I had pneumonia and couldn't go out to ride it. It looked similar to this.

We were living on Avery Island in a small two bedroom house. There was a straight shot from the kitchen into the living room., barely enough to ride the bike up and down. However, that day my parents made an exception of allowing me to ride a bicycle in the house. I still remember that day of excitement and pride.

Looking back, it was so weird how I got on the bike.  Instead of swinging my leg back over the seat to get on as every other child I knew did, I would stand on the side of the bike and move my left forward over the bars to get onto the bike. I know it is hard to imagine but it is called improvising.

I think that was my most favorite gift all!

Stay tuned about my other memories of Christmas.

If you like, share your favorite Christmas memory with my followers and me.


  1. Weren't those banana seat bikes the coolest? I had one and the seat was blue sparkle vinyl. I thought I was the cats meow. Good post.

    1. Yes, they were Barb! You can't find them anywhere, the banana seats that is! Thanks for reading and commenting!

  2. This brought back so many memories. I remember my first two wheeled bike, it was a Christmas gift. My brother and I both got bright red bikes with several small United States flahs some how attached the to the front. Mine had a little basket in the back and my brother had some kind of metal basket. I remeber riding outside and it was freezing with ice and sluch. I am not a fan of

    1. So glad I can bring back good memories Pam! I was too much of a tomboy to want a basket LOL!


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