Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A Love Affair



It was love at first sight.
And, really,
I could not just leave him there by the side of the road,
abandoned.
Left by a generation that has deemed him
"unsafe."


In spite of his lack of buckles and straps
(or, perhaps, because of)
and his being of a certain age,
and in spite of me no longer being of the
babymaking sort,


I love him dearly and shall not forsake him
though his bottom is a bit saggy.


and a few of his snaps have gone off
(if you know what I mean).
He is sturdy, useful, reliable and has lots of bounce left in his chassis.


And he lets me push him around.


Not just a love affair, but a perfect one at that.

12 comments:

Kathy said...

I think your true love is older than mine! Have you researched what era he comes from?

Artfulife said...

Beautiful! In such great condition too. Can't believe you found it on the side of the road. Will it go in Ellerie's room?

Earth Mama said...

Wow! That is a score indeed. I love your words with your pictures! Enjoy your new ride however you use him.

:)Lisa

Sherrie said...

He is awesome! Unbelieveable how beautiful!

Amber said...

Oh my goodness where on earth did you find that? On the side of the road really? It's awesome!

Feather said...

you FOUND that? for reals, liss? you found that. hmmm. it looks like mine that rolled away last month. yeah, definitly. that's mine. i'd know that pushover anywhere. just push it back on over my way, and i'll serve you a cup of coffee. thanks, dearie.

Patty T said...

That thing rocks! I wish I could fit in there! What a cool find!

Nicola (Which Name?) said...

I would have snatched it up, too! A perfect blanket, doll, toy, fabric, book holder! Sweet!
nicola

El Museo de la Luna said...

:)

Anna said...

Oh, it IS a beauty!

{Amy} said...

WOW! I wanted one of these so bad when I was pregnant with #2...I am in love. This is awesome! Who would just get rid of it? People are crazy! Great find!

UK lass in US said...

The frames make great improvised go-carts when they are folded down. Hmm, I'm not sure that my parents knew that we used to treat their pram in that way...