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Old 02-14-2021, 10:52 AM   #1
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I got this for Christmas when I was 7-8 so it’s around 55 years old. (I grew up in Tulsa- we got 2-3 good snowfalls a year) When I saw the forecast I got it out of the attic and gave it a coat of linseed oil then offered to lend it to the kids next door. It will be cool to see it flying down the hills again - great memories.




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Old 02-14-2021, 10:53 AM   #2
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Apparently that was the same Christmas I got a wood burning set




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Old 02-14-2021, 10:53 AM   #3
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Older than mine, 47 yrs old.
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Old 02-14-2021, 10:58 AM   #4
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Very cook
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Old 02-14-2021, 11:04 AM   #5
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What a great story, I still have mine. Its about as old as yours. I grew up in Borger on a street with a good hill. Post a pic of the neighbors on it if you get a chance.
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Old 02-14-2021, 11:15 AM   #6
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Awesome stuff!!
About 6-7 years ago I took my wife and kids to Wyoming in the spring and we went sledding. They loved it so much before we left I went to the local hardware store and bought every sled they had. ( 8 in total I think) Now when it snows we go to a hill that everybody goes to and we loan out the sleds to the kids that don’t have one. Going to dig them out of the shop later today.
Good times ahead !!!!
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Old 02-14-2021, 11:26 AM   #7
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Looks to be in great shape! I had one, no idea where it is. The tornado may have got it.
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Old 02-14-2021, 11:29 AM   #8
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Yes! I grew up sledding on one of those...it was my old mans when he was a kid. Thrill Hill in Brownwood by the country club was the spot.

Then we moved...
One of my fondest memories is being a new kid in a new town and my old man pulling me around the local high school parking lot with a lariat rope tied to the sled and the truck hitch...this was before we found the local massive hill where a pipeline had a clear cut through the woods.

Very nice of you to share the sled Jerp.
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Old 02-14-2021, 11:32 AM   #9
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That’s awesome!! That’s when sleds were built to last.
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Old 02-14-2021, 11:37 AM   #10
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I grew up the with the same. Mine is out in my garage. I'm 55 and received it as a Christmas gift when I was around 5-7. Good thing Mom & Pop hung on to it! It hasn't seen a lot of action, due to the lack of snow/ice in these parts. But with the last two snow falls, my grandson is getting some "nostalgic action". lol

It's nice to see others out there that have theirs in their possession also.
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Old 02-14-2021, 11:45 AM   #11
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Looks like something Harry Bailey would be riding 😉😄
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Old 02-14-2021, 02:17 PM   #12
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Great gesture! Not many neighbors do stuff like this anymore. My neighbors were like another set of grandparents when I was a teenager.
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Old 02-14-2021, 02:35 PM   #13
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Wow amazing! Good on you brother!

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Old 02-14-2021, 04:53 PM   #14
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Yeah, those were fun. Lots of hills where I grew up so I spent many hours on one of those!
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Old 02-14-2021, 08:11 PM   #15
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Used one many times in So. Dakota pulling the fishing equipment on the frozen lakes. Wish I still had mine. Memories though...
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Old 02-14-2021, 08:15 PM   #16
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I got this for Christmas when I was 7-8 so itís around 55 years old. (I grew up in Tulsa- we got 2-3 good snowfalls a year) When I saw the forecast I got it out of the attic and gave it a coat of linseed oil then offered to lend it to the kids next door. It will be cool to see it flying down the hills again - great memories.




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I was telling my kids this morning how much fun they could have on a real sled
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Old 02-14-2021, 08:19 PM   #17
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Too cool.....

We never got nuff snow to purchase (if they were even available round here) sleds. We just used old car hoods, 55 gal drums, or tractor tires. Snow or sun w latter 2.
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Old 02-14-2021, 08:30 PM   #18
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Too cool.....

We never got nuff snow to purchase (if they were even available round here) sleds. We just used old car hoods, 55 gal drums, or tractor tires. Snow or sun w latter 2.
Front or rear tractor tire? Last time it snowed heavy I tried everything imaginable to pull my kids in the pasture. Never even thought about the tire I have in the field. Its a big rear tire. But its worth a try.
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Old 02-14-2021, 08:32 PM   #19
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I’ve got my great uncles old sled, may have to give it a go tomorrow. The little man is itching to go sledding.
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