Buy props used in MaryJane’s books and magazine!
All proceeds (minus shipping and packing) will benefit www.firstbook.org, a non-profit that provides new books to children from low-income families throughout the U.S. and Canada.
MaryJane will post a photo of the prop and its cost here along with a few details as to its condition. The first person to call the farm and talk with Brian, 208-882-6819, becomes the new owner of a little bit of herstory. Shipping will be either USPS or UPS, our choice. No returns.
Growing up, we had two wooden sleds that looked like this one. In Charlottesville, Va. we used to get some good snow days between January and early March. Our neighbor had this great hill in her backyard where all the neighborhood kids gathered and sledded ALL DAY. The trick on this hill was NOT to end up in the creek at the bottom of the run. You either had to stop ahead or jump off. somehow we managed to veer to one side or another and drag feet to the creek edge!
This brings back many memories! I had a sled just like this one. We didn’t have many sledding hills close to our home, but we’d pull each other on the ice that was in our ditches. I think back to those days with wonder & joy! 🙂
I have two red flyers – one’s my sister’s and one is mine. I remember those days of sledding until you thought your toes and nose would fall off. Then mom would call you in for warm hot chocolate and a cookie. Yummy to all those memories. Bless you.
Yes ,as a child of the 50’s I also had a sled like this one. We’d go to the double hill we called ” camel back” and if you built up enough speed you could go down the first hill and go right up the second and down again. We would sled all day until we we too exhausted to climb back up. Then we’d have hot ovaltine to warm up and grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup. Ah, those were the simple and happy days.
My sister and I used the upper hill on my Grandad’s farm for sledding and I am amazed that we could spend hours out there, trudging back up that hill with our sleds, that looked just like this one! We were never cold, until Mother called us in and told us, “You have to be freezing!” and by the time we got that one last ride in and got back to the house, we were freezing. The power of suggestion!!!!!!!