Monday, March 23, 2009
This picture was taken in 1939 and shows a young boy with his first bicycle, which he has just purchased with money he had saved over several years.
Can you remember your first Bicycle? I can. I was six years old and my uncle decided I needed a bicycle. Back then, when you bought groceries or other things like that, they gave you "S & H Green Stamps". You would paste the stamps in a book, and then there was a store you went to where you could trade your stamps in for something good. Now, it took a whole lot of stamps to get anything. My uncle went around to everyone he knew, commandeered their Green Stamps, and got enough to get me a shiny new red Bicycle. It is a day I will never forget.