It had been stored in our attic, the red tricycle - Little Bit's ride when she was still ours to love. It was, in those days, parked in our garage in wait of her visits, and I can still see her tiny legs pump the red Flyer down our driveway and her screams of joy linger still.
Yesterday Sweet Wife came to me and said, "Get it down so I can clean it."
"I want it posted on Craigslist and sold."
Again, I asked, "Why?"
Her eyes were set to determination. I knew it best to drop the subject. I complied.
She took it from my arms and wiped away the dust, gave it a coat of wax. It shines. A pretty little red Radio Flyer - a tiny piece of Little Bit. I still remember her third birthday when it was presented to her. It had a big pink bow tied to the seat. Now, sadly, all that remains are the memories and three light scratches.