Thursday, March 29, 2012


There was a time when mail was delivered to “letter boxes”, fancy or plain.

In fact, your letter box could simply be a slot in your door. But, if you are going to have a “mail slot” why not make it interesting?

This box is on a long stretch of road where the house is hidden. The owner gives directions by his mail box. You can’t miss it because it makes a statement.

Maybe you like engines.

If you are a farmer, what do you do with all that old farm equipment?

If you know how to weld, you can show off yours skill. The chain operates like a solid post.

At first glance, you wouldn’t know this is a mail box. But, you can see the regulation metal box merely covered by the wood carvers art.

Regulation often thwarts innovation. In Louisiana, no such regulations exist. Just like the good old days, anything that  is accessible and identified as such, and bingo, you’ve got a mail box.

This mailbox sits atop the address. Six ten Norris St. in McCook, Nebraska.

This apparatus has a stick figure at the top commanding the works, which looks like old mining equipment, maybe. Technically a newspaper box. Mail too, I suspect, if I just knew where to look.
This mail box makes a BIG statement.  Located on Martha’s Vineyard, I suspect it holds mail for several residents. But the best are those that make personal statements and make you wonder who lives there because you know right away, it has gotta be somebody interesting.
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