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not sure why this is not camouflaged
But I imagine the mail carrier knows exactly who's mail box this is at a glance.





Take care, Huntindave McCann Smile SHELL ROCK IA. ,,,,,, "As sailors grow older, the wiser ones move to smaller boats." Thomas Firth Jones, Multihull Voyaging
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That wouldn't last a night in my neighborhood, the box bashers would have it !!!!!
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It would be better if their name was Johnson. I met lots of people but no one named evinrude

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Brad Bortner: Feb 20, 2021, 3:08 PM
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Very cool!


Obviously some Swedes in the neighborhood....or at least someone whose initials are OMC.....



All the best,


SJS

Steven Jay Sanford
Pencil Brook Farm
South Cambridge, NY
http://www.stevenjaysanford.com


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Dave

I was following a low boy trailer loaded down with hay bails two wide today. Driver took the inside of a curve and one of the hay bails was sticking out just a tad too much and CLOBBERED the mail box of a new home. It did somersaults and the freshly delivered mail, including a package, was ejected into a bean field. The new owner probably thinks some damn teen did it :)

Eric
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Eric, That's hilarious ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, as long as one is not the owner of said mailbox. Laugh

Take care, Huntindave McCann Smile SHELL ROCK IA. ,,,,,, "As sailors grow older, the wiser ones move to smaller boats." Thomas Firth Jones, Multihull Voyaging
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Good morning, Eric~


I've had 2 mailboxes shattered. The first - a stock mailbox that came with the farm - was clobbered by a neighboe when her car waltzed by doing a full 360....she paused briefly, gathered her wits and continued homeward.


The second - a custom wooden one fashioned by Pencil Brook Boatworks - was splintered by....our Highway Superintendent. Our local crew was performing between-storm cleanups during an especially snowy season. In pushing back the snow berm with a big front end loader, he "nicked" my box.


My current mailbox is stock stamped steel - but mounted on a "breakaway" arm so it'll only take a dent or two when plow or mail trucks miss their intended route by an inch or two.


I guess I should be happy that my mailbox is not attached to my house!


All the best,


SJS

Steven Jay Sanford
Pencil Brook Farm
South Cambridge, NY
http://www.stevenjaysanford.com


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My friend Jeff was tired of his mailbox getting smashed by kids with nothing better to do than raise hell. His next door neighbor, Herb, owned a steel company and told him he could make an indestructible mailbox, which he did. 3/8" thick 4" steel post sunk in concrete, with a box made from similar material. It was built by skilled fabricator. I mean the cuts were clean, welds ground to nice radii, and painted the exact same color as the house. To the hellraisers with the baseball bat it didn't look out of the ordinary, until they decided to swing for the fences while driving by. Jeff saw them coming, observed the hellraiser riding shotgun load up, swing, and heard the bat hit unforgiving steel, resulting in the world's worst fowl ball bat ring in the recorded history of mankind. Jarring the bat from the hellraiser's hands in pain they left and were never seen again . Thirty years later that mailbox stands as a reminder to all hellraisers, don't fuck with Jeff. I kid you not!

Eric

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Eric Patterson: Feb 21, 2021, 3:36 AM
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Brad Bortner wrote:
It would be better if their name was Johnson. I met lots of people but no one named evinrude


I'm pretty sure Evan Rood used to be a member here.

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I would say the owner is not a duck hunter.


Why get a low profile boat and put a high profile blind on it?