|Ye Olde Box|
A Tale of Two Mailboxes
by Marilyn Campbell
Once upon a time there was a happy abode, known as Chateau de Joie, that sat on a peaceful country property where all manner of woodland creatures frolicked. The elderly caretaker of the home was known to all as Mama Marilyn and she enjoyed her various tasks…except for one—fetching the communiques from Ye Olde Box where they were delivered daily by ye olde letter carrier. That task required endurance and courage...for the rugged journey was fraught with peril.
First there was the long walk from the abode to the property's border, along which ferocious beasts waited to pounce on anyone foolish enough to enter their domain.
|The walk starting from the front door|
Even when she made it to the end of that trek, she had to dodge speeding carriages to cross a highway that was coated with invisible ice in the winter
Mama Marilyn had heard tales of those who had not survived the journey but she was not one to shirk her duty because of a bit of danger.
|Continuing walk past parking lot|
|Last leg of driveway|
Unfortunately as the seasons changed and she grew slower with age, she became determined to ease her travails.
FINALLY, a week before Christmas she received official permission to have The Box relocated to a mere ten feet from the Chateau's front door.
As a Christmas gift to their beloved caretaker, the local lords and ladies prepared the ground and installed a new post for a new box to be set upon.
|Lady Katherine pick-axed|
|Lord Chris shoveled|
|Mama Marilyn & Lady K scooped|
|Marquess Joie, recently injured in the line of duty, supervised|
|Hmmm...how does part b attach to parts a and c?|
|Ready for service!|
|1st Delivery - with room to spare!|