Thursday, January 19, 2012

a rural sport

mailbox along the LaHave River
Mailbox bashing is a sport around here....likely a sport throughout all rural areas. Our mailbox is often a target, simply because it's neighbours nearby, and our driveway is a half mile long so we sure can't see it!

Shortly after we moved here (almost 4 years ago), we found a dead fish in our mailbox. I was a little upset, and wondered if it was some kind of message for us CFA's (come from aways). I don't take it personally anymore. Mailbox tampering seems to be a pastime for some yahoos.

Over the past four years, we've had to replace our mailbox once, repair the new metal box many times, put the supporting post back up a couple of times, and this time it looks like our post will have to be repaired. Our box for the newspaper was taken a couple of months ago, but the newspaper gets delivered to our mailbox anyway. Poor John is out there...the coldest day so far this winter...doing repairs so our mail will be delivered tomorrow. 

(or maybe we shouldn't repair it? all we receive are bills anyway!)


Vickie LeBlanc said...

And your mailbox is so pretty and inviting (maybe that's why they do it; they're jealous). We've been having cold days here also. Have a good weekend.

Sybil said...

Poor mailbox !

Lovely photo.