- Posted November 21, 2012 by
San Diego, California
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Your child's holiday wish list
PLEASE SANTA: I NEED A BIKE FOR CHRISTMAS
The bike was an ancient Free Spirit blue cruiser and I rode it everywhere. Since I have a bad knee and I am waiting for a knee replacement, I really depended on my bike to get around. Even when I could drive my car somewhere, I would always try and ride instead. Not only to reduce my carbon imprint but to get some good exercise and fresh air.
My friend next door said I should put an appeal out so someone would feel sorry for a disabled person getting their ride ripped off. But that's not how I roll. I have let both my kids know that I would be tickled pink for Santa to bring me either a new or used bicycle. I am not fussy in the least. As long as I can ride it, I am good.
Unfortunately, I am not the only one to suffer the loss of a bike where I live. For a while, any bike not locked down--and even some that were--got jacked. My son's pal, an air traffic controller, had two expensive bikes stolen that were both locked to his front porch!
Santa, I have been a very good girl this year. Other than fighting with people who poop their dogs in my front yard without picking it up, I have been downright angelic. Please bring this limping lady something to ride!