10th March 1950 (No Comments)
Quack! Quack! In the 1950s, the Donald Duck Bicycle was The Status Symbol of choice by my Elementary Grade School Friends. We all read Donald Duck Comics and Disney was the Mega Hit it is now. I didn’t have a Donald Duck Bicycle, but I had the Next Best Thing; a Cousin who’s Father Indulged him for Whatever he Wanted. My cousin Buck was the First in our School to have the bicycle and I got to go to his house anytime I wanted. Now, of course, I became very Popular with Other Girls who now wanted to Play with me and urge me to take them to Buck ’s house for a ride. I did take my best friend Judy and she was the happy recipient of a ride on the handle bars of the Donald Duck Bicycle. I think those rides were construed as a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship. She rode and rode, while I was begging for a turn and watched them from the yard. I never did get to actually pedal it on my own, but I did feel a touch of greatness.