Friday, August 24, 2007

New Bicycles And It Isn't Even Christmas.......


Today is Friday and it's Show and Tell over at Kelli's..........


The other day my husband made his usual trip to town and when he came home he had a surprise.......two spanking new bicycles.......mine is blue and Edward's is black. They are the old fashion variety.....wide tires, white walls, chrome fenders......not a sign of brakes on the handle bars, no gears........just brakes on the pedals........my kind of bike.

Our three year old grandson, John, asked, "Mam, do you have a honker?" We both have honkers(horns), just haven't gotten them put on yet......and I'm looking for a pretty wicker basket...but a metal one will do.........

When Edward and I were dating, we had a picture made riding bicycles. I tried to find the picture but to no avail.......maybe I'll run across it sometime........

39 comments:

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I like your new bike! I have an old-fashioned one like that too! I don't have to worry about anybody stealing it! Ha-ha! I need to get mine out and ride it, but it's still a little too hot here in FL!

I'm glad you have a honker for your bike! That statement was so cute!

Katherine

Lana G! said...

Great bikes! That is on my wish list. You look like a natural on your bike. The wicker basket would be too cute!

Mrs.B said...

Oh I love them! I think old-fashioned bicycles are so charming and sweet. And you're right, a basket will be just the right touch! (o:

Because of Christ,
~Mrs.B

Lee-ann said...

Now they look like the BEST bikes no frills just easy to ride.....Edward looks a little bit like he wants to go faster! I can see you with the wicker basket and all.........what a great healthy thing to do.

Arn't grand children such fun they ask the best questions.

a very nice show and tell.
Lee-ann

Penless Thoughts said...

How special. I love the plain bikes. Oh I would "dress" mine all up!!!!
Susan

Hootin'Anni said...

Oh this is just so awesome!! I would love to join you both in a jaunt in the countryside with a bicycle...but wait---you both look like you're wanting to enjoy the ride all by yourself and don't want me butting in!! This is a grand thing to have a hubby by for the two of you.

Mine this week, isn't much but something I captured in the sky one morning, early this week. And wanted to share with the Show n Tell.

dot said...

What a nice surprise from Edward and ya'll look great riding them! It would be fun to see the old picture if you can find it.
I just sold one bike because I didn't have a safe place to ride. I left another one at Tina's. If you've never ridden on Jekyll Island it's nice at a cooler time of the year.

BethsBountifulblessing said...

Mam, I love your new bike! I was just looking at them yesterday. They are so neat, made me want one. It will be a while before I can ride one though! Hope you both enjoy your bikes!

Tracy said...

They are gorgeous! Wish I had a bike that looked like that, Betty!

Lady_MSnow said...

I love those bikes. I have been hoping for a new bike for years! but it will have to wait....thanks for sharing.

LBP said...

What a great surprise! I bought a new bike for myself this past spring, but unfortunately I haven't gotten to ride it much. Maybe this fall, when I'm not so busy with flowers, gardens and such!

Jennifer said...

What wonderful bikes! And what a wonderful picture of the two of you riding. Thanks for sharing!

Barbara said...

Wow Betty this is fun. Makes me miss our bikes that I sold earlier this year even though they were virtually new. Don't know if you read that post or not. In a nutshell, having enjoyed riding our friends bikes in rural France we came back all enthusiastic. We did not take in to account the traffic in our London area though and also my husbands two lots of double hernia exaserbated through lifting bikes onto roof of car in order to go somewhere quieter.

You look more at ease that Edward I have to say. Enjoy, I am jealous that you have such a quiet area to ride in .

Barbara H. said...

How neat!! I prefer the old-fashioned kind as well. It would be fun to post the old picture alongside the new one some day when you find it.

Sara said...

What fun! And isn't it grand that we never forget how to ride a bike! May you have many lovely rides together.

Julieann said...

Oh, how fun! I am trying to teach my daughter to ride her bike with out the training wheels. oh, how I loved riding my bike.
I just loved the picture:)
Julieann

ellen b said...

You go girl! You look great on your new bicycle! Enjoy...

Momma Roar said...

Looks like fun! A pretty basket on the front would look lovely!

Marci said...

I love them!!! They sell those wicker baskets for the front, so keep looking!!!! Around here the hills are so high, that I can't (read won't try) ride my bike. Walking up them is a chore!!! I loved the pictures!!!!

Lyndy said...

Oh a basket would look great. How fun.

Thanks for sharing and have a blessed weekend.

Lyndy

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Betty, I love your bike. It sure brings back memories. I hope you have tons of fun. Have a happy weekend. connie from Texas

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

That looks fun but it hurts me to do that anymore...dog gone it!! You are having a great time though..those are the BEST BIKES!! SAndy

Autumn said...

It looks like you are having fun!

Cathy said...

Well, wasn't that sweet of Edward to bring you such a nice surprise. You two look great on your bikes.

Mrs. U said...

What FUN!! Mr. U and I have talked about buying bicycles, but all the roads near us are SO busy and there are no sidewalks.

I know y'all will enjoy lots of time together bicycling!

His,
Mrs. U

Andrea said...

That is a nice looking couple riding those bicycles. Congratulations on your new bike.
We have something in common. No, I do not ride a bicycle. I am married to a preacher also. He has been pastoring the church we are at for almost 14 years.

Kelli said...

Wonderful new bikes, Betty! You and Edward look great!
Kelli

Tammy said...

Look at you both! You look wonderful and bike riding is so much fun, I think!
Good for you...and good for your husband for bringing those home! What a great way to stay young and healthy!

T*mmy said...

Love the bikes!! We got a set last year!! Just expect a wee bit of sore muscles after the first time out...lol!!
:)

Carolanne said...

The photo is great! No gears??? I hope you don't have any hills around there. :)

Hope you have lots of fun riding together. :) I'm sure you will!

FourSistersInACottage said...

Oh Betty,
I LOVE THAT PICTURE of you two on the bikes!!! HOW WONDERFUL!!!
Thank you soooo much for the beautiful red hat. It's soooo soft and I can't wait for cooler weather so I can wear it!!!
Love and Hugs to you my friend,
Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

Andrea said...

Betty, thanks for visiting my blog. No, I do not live in south Georgia. I am in Haralson County which is west of Atlanta. I live in the same county with Dot.

RUTH said...

Lovely bikes. I've been toying with the idea of getting one so that I have some means of transport...then I think about the winter coming and wonder if I'd be better off on foot or on a bus! :o)

Ruth said...

I love your new bikes! You and your hubby look so cute riding them together. I haven't ridden a bike in years. Makes me wanna try... =o)

Patty said...

I love your new bikes. I am afraid to ride a bicycle on the road, my uncle was killed on one so the fear of the two wheeled fun was drilled into my head as a child. But its so much fun !

Myrna said...

You look very cute on that new bike. Great exercise. I think the wicker basket would be just the perfect decoration for your bike--It might need a flower or two on it!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Betty, ya'll look SO cute on your bikes. I think it's great that you still like to ride. I have a bike too & still love to ride it when it's not too hot. Love the idea of a basket for you! Cute, cute...thanks for stopping by to see me.

Rhoda

Barbara said...

When Helen Mirren was invited to tea at the Palace the Queen had apparently not up until that point watched the film. I guess she will have done by now. I think she would have been amused.
She does have a very strong sense of humour.

HORIZON said...

What a smashing looking couple you are there- love the bike picture of you both- one for showing the grandkids ;)
It's nice to get out in the good weather. Our days are starting to close in now- now when do the clocks go back?? hmm
hugs and bests dear friend xxx