David's Reformed Church Congregation

David's Reformed Church Congregation
Congregation of David's Reformed Church, Montgomery Co, Ohio, Circa, 1900

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sentimental Sunday - Grandpa Norris and the Stingray Bike



The pictures above are still photographs taken from an 8 mm home movie. It is also one of my favorite memories of my grandfather, Leland Norris. My brother had received a purple Stingray bicycle for his birthday and my grandfather decided to ride it, pipe and all. I don't know how many years it had been since he had been on a bicycle and he didn't stay on it very long, but while he was riding, he was awfully proud of himself! To this day, when I think of my grandpa, this is usually the first thing that comes to my mind.

6 comments:

  1. Your grandpa was a fun kinda guy-pipe, bicycle and all.

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  2. I remember sting ray bikes like that!

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  3. That's so cool, and oh, how I remember those bikes!
    I also love, love, LOVE the picture above of your grandma talking to your son. Isn't that what this journey is all about?

    :) Renate

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  4. I love, love, love this. Thanks for sharing these pics and little bit about your grandfather.

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  5. My sister had a bike like that, and she added lots of streamers on the handles. I thought it was really "groovy" back then!

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