Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Dear God

I noticed something else interesting on my journey down country roads yesterday. It was something I'd never seen before.

On the way down, I saw it out of the corner of my eye and made a mental note to stop on the way out to have a look.

After the workshop, I drove northward toward home.  The population is thin in that part of the country, but several miles out I saw the cemetery ahead to the left.

Pulling into the grassy drive, I left the engine idling and waded through grass over to a mailbox. It was attached to a post made of car rims and it was against the cemetery fence. 

I looked at it for a long time thinking about the story behind it. Why would a cemetery with no houses within miles need a mailbox? I know it's probably illegal, but I pulled open the lid and had a look. I thought, if there were a letter inside, it would interesting to check the postmark to see where it came from.  And if it was a letter going out, where would it be going? 

God
P/O Box 1
Heaven

What would that stamp be worth? 

I know you may think I'm a little twisted and maybe I shouldn't divulge much information as to how my brain works, but I found the mailbox fascinating, even if it was empty.





14 comments:

  1. Dude, this is a good one! Sherry and I are smiling at the possibilities you bring up! There is a lot of weight in this one, I like it. What responsibilities!

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    1. When Jilda read it she said I should write a short story about it. It is full of possibilities. I wrote it down in my idea book.

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    2. Write the story Rick!!! Do it! I too am fascinated!!!

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    3. Yes, PLEASE--write the story!!

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  2. There's a story there; you could make up some interesting letters for that mailbox.

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  3. Isn't that a Federal Offense?

    Hey, I know nothing.

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  4. Those old country cemeteries are so charming. Often they are family cemeteries. Sometimes the epitaphs are quite humorous.

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  5. This reminded me of how I use to leave "dear God" letters on my window ledge when I was little. I wonder where they are now. They are not on the window seal anymore. Two guesses, either mom has them put away in a shoe box or God has them in his pocket.
    Lisa

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  6. Fascinating! I totally ditto Jilda's suggestion.

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  7. Yes, definitely material for a story and the contents of lots of letters.

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  8. Oh, what this mailbox has seen! If time could be wound backwards, what could be seen?

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  9. There are people who have gone before me to whom I would happily send a letter.

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  10. I laughed when I read that post! I would have opened the mailbox to have a look too....

    Alphie

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  11. I'd love to know the reason for that mailbox...Jilda is right ! The possibilities are endless!

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