Saturday, February 8, 2014

Going For a Stroll

My daughter is expecting our first grandchild to arrive in a few months. We sent her one of the new Bob Motion Travel System stroller, car seat combos a couple week ago.

The price of these things has gone up a bit since we bought them for our kids. My first car was close to the price of one of these strollers!

The marketing genius has created a demand not just for  safety and better ergonomic design but one you can use as a running stroller, with one touch folding, one hand lifting, cup, iPod and phone holders.

It reminded me of this photo of my mother in her stroller. It was taken in 1925 on the porch of her grandparent's home in Cortez, Florida.

This thing looks like a wicker basket on a wagon but was in fact a stroller. It had wheels with spring suspension and a handle to pull her around. If they got going too fast on the shell road, it had a seat belt of sorts that kept her from falling out.

She has a big smile on her face so she must have liked the thing.

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