Hey! Did Anyone Force You To Buy It?
Update: I received some pictures of the mailbox Chris mentioned (see my next post) when sending this one, and discovered Chris is not a gentleman, though her husband is! Thanks again, Chris.
This is, if memory serves, the first picture I’ve received from a reader I don’t actually know. The picture was taken in Venice, FL last year by a gentlemen who came across my blog while searching for a particular kind of mailbox he wanted to get for his home. He commented on one of my posts and told me he had a picture of a mailbox I might be interested in using.
As I’ve noted before, my favorite curbside mailboxes are the whimsical ones. The mailbox, by itself, is pretty mundane. However, and I don’t have any pictures that fit this particular genre, the practice of naming the home the mailbox represents is surely another classification I need to consider. The name is definitely whimsical and, since it’s in Florida, I think the use of Spanglish makes perfect sense. Now that I think about it, seeing as how it’s in Venice, perhaps it’s fractured Italian?
At any rate, I responded to the comment, sending him my email address so he could forward the picture. Here’s what Chris (his wife’s name is Terry) had to say in a follow-up response to my asking him how he came across this blog:
Google sent me to your blog when I was searching for a certain mailbox style that I have seen down here in Florida, it’s made of bright poles of some kind, probably metal, and in a modern shape and holds the mailbox. If I see another one, I’ll be sure to have my camera ready and will send you a pic! I also thought I wanted one for home! But it’s always nice to come across an interesting blog when searching, and I did enjoy yours!
I hope you find the mailbox you’re looking for, Chris, and I surely hope you get a pic of it and send it on to me. If anyone who reads this blog comes across a mailbox they think fits Chris’s admittedly vague description, please get a shot of it and let me know so I can post it. If you comment on one of my posts, I’ll see your email address and send you mine so you can get me the file. I still have lots of pictures to share but always appreciate seeing other mailboxes that people encounter. Thanks, Chris. Much appreciated.