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Local mailboxes of interest

tcr! · Jan 10, 2018 at 9:21 am

Dear local town folk,

I would like to offer my unfiltered thoughts on these two Geneva mailboxes. Mailboxes that live side-by-side in a whimsical Yin and Yang if you will.

I’ve been watching both for the past few weeks on my drive to work. Never my drive home. I’ll only allow this particular neighborhood to know my comings and not my goings. However, I did circle back on my way home yesterday just to snap these postal slot specimens. In broad daylight.

Okay, yesterday was a foggy afternoon but I risked nearly everything to bring you these photos.


Snowman mailbox decoration

The first full-service mailbox is a timely critter sporting the expected carrot nose and candy cane scarf. There’s even a holly brooch on the hat with red berry and all. If I were a mailman I would probably punch this slightly smirking snowman on the third day.

Of course this may very well have to do with my assumed mental health if I were delivering mail in polar-bear temperatures and I had to look at this two-balled Frosty. One. More. Time.

Okay fine, the snowman ornamental is fun. And since I’m not the one delivering Trader Joe’s Fearless Fliers, I like to imagine this snowman living out a long fancied fantasy of riding a headless, armless, legless, mechanical bull. That also receives handfuls of letters.


Mailbox on a ladder

Now then, onto the second mailbox. While I do love DIY home improvement as much as the next Bob Villa I can’t cosign this work. The ladder component is fine but obviously the mailbox has had too much to drink and passed out sideways.

But wait! Hold everything. Maybe this mailbox was hit with a baseball bat which would then account for its distress. I tried one of those postal home runs way back when I was living out my rebel teenager-ness. Trust me it’s easier than it looks in the movies. If you try it yourself you’ll look like a moron.

Please note: my bat practice was decades ago in a land far from our beloved Fox Valley. Also note: I’m not the Postmaster General either. I was once. But it was a long time ago. And I don’t like to talk about it anymore. To quote Clark Griswold.

Anyways. If I were a mailman in this second scenario I would climb to the top of the ladder and frisbee the letters into the box similar to Linus when he was mailing his letter to The Great Pumpkin. Although I would leave my blanket at home. The make and model of my blanket is only my business.

So if you indeed do work for USPS, if you’re perhaps the real Postmaster General, and would like to schedule the photoshoot of you in said makeshift, aluminum crows nest, please contact me through the usual channels. First-class mail of course.


Again to clarify for the readers who assume I’m looking down on our community when expressing my opinions — I have no judgment on either mailbox. I’m not criticizing or condemning, merely providing commentary on local items of interest. If you’re either homeowner then salut.

Final thought:

Wasn’t Kevin Costner in some future apocalyptic farce where he just wanted to deliver the mail? Who does that?

#photos #holidaycheer #usps

Continued: The mailbox returns →

aldaz2 · Jan 10, 2018 at 8:32 pm

I’m pretty sure the ladder arrangement is just to hold until the ground thaws again.

tcr! tcr! · Jan 10, 2018 at 9:30 pm

Ah… I’ll have a closer look on the way to work tomorrow morning.

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Ferguson · Jan 10, 2018 at 9:30 pm

You haven’t posted for a while?!

tcr! tcr! · Jan 10, 2018 at 9:31 pm

Yep. Holidays and such. 😊

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TR Lund · Jan 10, 2018 at 10:04 pm

Video (MP4): I award you no points

TR Lund · Jan 10, 2018 at 10:09 pm

Just a joke on a joke man

tcr! tcr! · Jan 10, 2018 at 10:23 pm

Oh, I’m never joking. I would totally punch the snowman. 😉

TR Lund · Jan 10, 2018 at 10:24 pm

he has it coming. I saw the ladder the other day also. Blame the plows

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Steer Steerup · Jan 10, 2018 at 10:38 pm

The ⛄️ is entirely too jolly. I admire the resourcefulness of the ladder box. The ground had been frozen. Perhaps it will transform leaving us all mildly disappointed.

tcr! tcr! · Jan 10, 2018 at 10:52 pm

I swear it was like this before the snow and freeze but I generally don’t know what I’m talking about.

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Jodi52 · Jan 11, 2018 at 6:25 am

Love your thought process here Travis Cremer! My opinion; Frosty needs to go but the mailbox ladder is genius. It’s mobile, can go on either side if the driveway lol.

tcr! tcr! · Jan 11, 2018 at 8:36 am

Portable mailboxes! Now you’re talking.

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schimmel · Jan 11, 2018 at 12:25 pm

this is the most important thing I think I’ll ever see in this group.

tcr! tcr! · Jan 11, 2018 at 1:16 pm

Thank you. But… I shall write another and it shall be more important.

schimmel · Jan 11, 2018 at 1:30 pm

…”this mailbox needs a lint-rollin’ before I can review it properly”

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sally bdc · Jan 11, 2018 at 2:21 pm

both boxes totally clever, I would like to have a jolly old snowman to put on my mailbox for my postman, it would put a smile on his face everytime he sees it. (It’s that thought of everytime he sees it) LOL

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