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Friday, April 20, 2012

I've got a brand new pair of rollerskates... who's got the key?

When my dear Ricky was a boy, his family didn't have lots of money. They were country folk (still are), and they were frugal. Dad worked in a brewery in San Antonio; Mom stayed home with the 6 children and ran the farm... There wasn't a lot of time for goofing off and playing...
The older boys, Ricky was second oldest, spent most of their free time in the fields...

But there was lots of love, and sometimes.... time to play... which brings me to my favorite "Ricky's Childhood" story, as told to me by me sweet husband... and verified by his older brother...

The Christmas Skates

Early 1960's, Ricky and his brother received a joint Christmas gift.  A pair of silver roller skates.  They were, of course, meant to be shared... so share they did...

Ricky took the left skate... his brother took the right ... and so...
and of course I had to bring these home from the booth of two of my favorite boys...
The Curious Boys of Seguin, Texas... Thanks Boys!
neither learned to skate on two skates... each learned to skate on just one...

Welcome to my world...
down here in French Lique...

8 comments:

CURIOUS BOYS said...

Wow, DIXIE . . . It's so nice we were able to bring back such CHERISHED MEMORIES !! Thank You So Much for your sweet story!!! TAKE CARE, JOE & GLENN

Deb said...

Cool...nice skates

Olivia said...

Thats really cute! DArling blog! xo Olivia

Olivia said...

Darling story! Love it! xo Olivia

Candy said...

That was probably a sight to see and who got to hold the key?
Blessings ;-)

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Hey Dixie, I sold some skates just like that at Warrenton, great find. I just posted some news to the end of my last post. HOpe you'll check out where I'll be selling next and come out to see me. Happy weekend, T

Barbara said...

Hey Dixie, Boy do those bring back great memories.....Just stopped in to say hello.

Keetha Broyles said...

These skates DO bring back memories! For a long time my sister and I only had one pair, but we did manage to take turns so we BOTH learned to skate with two skates.

Amazing how well you skate with shoe skates in a real skating rink after learning on THOSE skates while skating on an uneven BRICK sidewalk!!!