2198. An ornate mailbox

Ruth knew exactly what to get husband Roland for Christmas: an ornate mailbox for the front gate. It would need to match all the bylaws and stipulations for local mail delivery. A flyer had arrived in the mail advertising designs. Ruth chose the mailbox shaped like a log cabin. It was quite expensive, but Roland would love it.

Roland knew exactly what to get wife Ruth for Christmas: an ornate mailbox for the front gate. It would need to match all the bylaws and stipulations for local mail delivery. A flyer had arrived in the mail advertising designs. Roland chose the mailbox shaped like a log cabin. It was quite expensive, but Ruth would love it.

28 thoughts on “2198. An ornate mailbox

  1. Catxman

    Christmas sucks in all the gifts of the year. What I mean is that people reserve their gift-giving for the 25th without regard for all the other times that giving a present would make someone smile. It’s the price of having an expensive holiday like Christmas: you try and save and economize at the same time as you’re living your life.

    — Catxman

    http://www.catxman.wordpress.com

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply
  2. badfinger20 (Max)

    I like this one Bruce because it’s true to life.

    A mailbox story. We had a mailbox at our old house beside the main road. Woke up one morning and it was knocked over. Had to buy a new one. Woke up a week later…it was demolished. That day a guy came by and said he was drunk last night and hit our mailbox…gave us a 100 bucks…we told him that was too much…finally we took it when he insisted. Not a week later a Hay truck came by and knocked it down…I put it back up…then the next day the hay truck knocked it down again…I laughed hysterically.

    I didn’t say the story was good but it’s true.

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply
    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      That’s a fascinating tale, Max. When I lived in rural Quebec the snow plough doing the roads would bunt the mail box 10 yards or so. The mail boxes weren’t in the ground but on a stand. Some were on long arms that could be pushed back. I’m sure the snow plough did it on purpose.

      Liked by 1 person

      Reply
      1. badfinger20 (Max)

        I’m sure they did…having some fun…or what they think is fun. I’ve heard people use to hit them with baseball bats.
        Jen…the wife was about in tears…I saw the humor in the situation. The part I didn’t say was I put it back up barely….the minute the postman put something in it…it feel over….He didn’t know what to do.

        Liked by 1 person

        Reply
          1. Bruce Goodman Post author

            WOW! That’s a wonderful “achievement”. Married for 54 years and always to the same husband I presume!! And I do happen to know your age because you told me once!

            Like

            Reply

Please feel free to spout, tout, flout, sprout, pout, or simply say something sensible

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s