Is he in or is he out? Of the red wagon, I mean. Don Thompson as a kid.

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We did a blog yesterday showing an old house, worn out but still standing.  It brought back a lot of memories.

Don Thompson, Super Sleuth who grew up in Searcy, sent a picture of himself as a kid visiting at a house similar to the one we pictured.

I looked at it and thought he was behind the wagon.

I looked again and saw he was actually IN the wagon.

It is a puzzler, almost.  Is he in or is he out.  Which do you see first?

He is standing so securely and the wagon looks as it it could tip.

Don Thompson in wagon as a child

Thanks, Don, for sending us a great pictureI

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Rainmaker
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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There are two accompanying props in the older pictures with kids, which are so quintessential to the time.  One is a picture on a pony, and the other is with a red wagon.  Funny thing - Just a couple days ago, I was wishing I had one of those red wagons to use out in my yard. 

Apr 03, 2013 11:57 AM #1
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Myrl, wouldn't it be nice if kids were as appreciative of a toy now.  Seems that they have too many toys now!

Apr 03, 2013 12:07 PM #2
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Morning Barbara is it the same place?  Have a great day at least it's starting to warm up. 

Apr 03, 2013 08:08 PM #3
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Anita Fuller

Myrl:  I still have our son's little red wagon....and I use it when working in the yard.

When our first grandchild was born, my first Christmas present to HER was a Radio Flyer (little red wagon)....I pulled her all around her neighborhood as soon as she was old enough to sit up in it and hold on tight to the sides.

As to Don, he just might have been standing outside the wagon, but doctored the photo to make us think he was standing INSIDE, in his little white shoes.

Apr 03, 2013 11:02 PM #4
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Mary Dunn

Thank you Anita.  I, too, was having that evil thought and hesitated to say so.  But knowing how the master illusionist works...I couldn't help but doubt.

Apr 04, 2013 01:04 AM #5
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Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

Here's another one and it is clear that I have one foot in that same wagon.

Don with Little Red Wagon

Apr 04, 2013 02:24 AM #6
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Debbie Wantulok

How adorable...the house, the wagon, the cute hair cut, and King of the wagon...so cute...but I'm afraid I was won over with the overalls...

Apr 04, 2013 08:31 AM #7
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Hello, James, have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Anita, we do have to watch Don with those tricks he does.  You know, that wagon looks different from most wagons.  Look how thick the wheels were.  He may have doctored those wheels when he was a little kid.  We know he started out early with his multi-skills.

Mary, we are together with our worries about Don and his tricks.   But isn't that kid cute!!!

Apr 04, 2013 10:15 AM #8
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Barbara S. Duncan
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GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Don, master illusionist, we can see this one clearly and you were still one cute kid.  Wonder what the rope in the wagon was for?  And what about those thick wheels?  You have some "splainin" to do.

Debbie, That Don was a heart breaker even at that tender age!  He was too cute to believe!

Apr 04, 2013 10:19 AM #9
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Anita Fuller

Debbie, those overalls (over hauls as we called them) are mighty cute, but I'll have to vote for the short shorts and the white shoes.

That wagon does look "different" now that you mention it, Barbara.  I'm thinking it was homemade, and not a Radio Flyer.  I"m sure Don will have the details of the wagon before the day is over.

Apr 04, 2013 11:18 PM #10
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Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

Ladies, those wheels aren't thick. The wagon has fenders to keep mud from splattering the rider's fine overalls or white shoes!

Fenders

Apr 05, 2013 01:05 AM #11
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
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Don, you came through with the answer just as Anita predicted you would.  If you had that wagon today not telling what it would be worth.  You don't have it down in your workroom, do you???

Anita, he did it!

Apr 05, 2013 09:19 AM #12
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Don, that was either a little wagon or a little boy had BIG feet.  The wagon is filled!

 

Apr 05, 2013 09:20 AM #13
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Harold Gene Sullivan

Since Don has every thing he has ever owned stored somewhere,I'm waiting for him to drag the wagon out show us a current picture of him stansing wiet one foot in it.

Apr 07, 2013 01:25 AM #14
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Harold Gene, I agree with you.  He may be sifting through treasures right now!  I just hope he does not cheat and send us a photo-shopped picture of the little wagon!

Apr 07, 2013 09:39 PM #15
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