OK, This isn't a real ode because my tired brain just can't do it tonight, but it sounds good, doesn't it?
Anyway, the wagon below has served us for 14 years!!!! It was time to pass it on to someone else, so I put it out in front of our fence with a note saying "Free" on it. The note also said how much we loved it and that we hoped it found a good home and the 1-800 phone number for new wheels. When a man stopped and picked it up I was happy for him, but I got a little tearful remembering all the happy times we had with that wagon. I really feel a bit silly even writing this. Well, this wagon holds a lot of happy memories. It was a gift to my oldest when he was 3 and used for years to cart him and my day care kids around. Even when my big teen was 9 and 10, my dh and he would race the wagon over the speed bumps in the parking lot. They would push it running along beside and take turns jumping in to fly over the bumps. Hence, the reason it has had the wheels replaced twice. The wagon has moved many pieces of furniture, groceries, and all of my little ones have taken naps in it as babies/toddlers. Once the little ones were big enough for real walks, it provided a place to rest for tired little feet (Mommy likes to take very long walks). So I hope our old wagon found a new home that will love it and have many more happy memories. Farewell, old wagon!