Frank, aka PCGuy, has published another one of his Truthful Tuesday posts. This week Frank wants to know about memorable gifts. He asks:
What gift that you received as a child still sticks out in your mind today? What made it so memorable?
My first two-wheeler (bicycle) was probably the most exciting gift I remember getting. I think it was a birthday present. I recall that I was only the second kid in my neighborhood to have a two-wheeler. It made me feel like a big boy, having made the leap from tricycle to bicycle and I took to it like flies to shit. Okay, perhaps that’s not an apt analogy, but I was thrilled.
My new bike gave me the freedom to expand my horizons, to explore my little corner of the world. I could ride my bike to school rather than walk or take the bus. I could visit friends without having to ask my mother to drive me. It was great.
Interestingly, I can’t remember the brand of that first bike. Maybe it was a Schwinn. And I don’t remember what color it was. Yet I do remember both the brand and the color of the second bike I got. It was a Raleigh 3-speed English Racer in black. Maybe that’s because I picked that bike out myself.
So perhaps it was actually my second two-wheeler that was more memorable than my first one.