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Re: Does anybody know Grey crazy?
Board: State: South Carolina
Reply to: #972671 by RDHG
Mar 14, 2019 6:45am
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I will contact her.
Re: Does anybody know Grey crazy?
Board: State: South Carolina
Reply to: #972682 by J Walkers
Mar 14, 2019 6:50am
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A message has been sent.
Re: Does anybody know Grey crazy?
Board: State: South Carolina
Reply to: #972683 by J Walkers
Mar 14, 2019 6:56am
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Thank you kindly, J. 😁
Re: Removal of old unfound traditional plants
Board: State: South Carolina
Reply to: #972215 by Woody clowns
Mar 18, 2019 4:33pm
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I just caught up on this conversation after not being on AQ for months. It's interesting to see how everyone is responding.

Red Cyclone said that boxing in SC is dying a slow death, partly because nobody is doing events anymore. My family was one of the ones who organized those for a long time, and it's a lot of work. We used to have great events at Paris Mountain which are even more work. I would certainly help and attend if at all possible, but it's just too much to do without a group of folks willing to step up and make it happen.

In the last couple years, my family has found it increasingly harder to box. My knees are really bad and I can't hike, let alone box. I hate it, and am heading for a replacement, but life gets in the way sometimes. One of the big concentrations of our boxes was planted for a gathering at Sumter National Forest near Abbeville, but the rangers closed the roads to vehicle traffic to let the roads recover. There's no possible way for me to get in and do maintenance without driving.

I miss my boxing friends. You know who you are! I wish we could see each other to visit, and I miss actively boxing with all of you in SC. It IS more and more uncommon here and I hate that. All of you have brought me some of my very best memories with friends outside and enjoying life.

GreyCrazy
Re: Removal of old unfound traditional plants
Board: State: South Carolina
Reply to: #972853 by GreyCrazy
Mar 18, 2019 6:55pm
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Hi Kim,

Welcome back!!! I know you put on some great events years ago, I was there. The first one I went to was the Crappie redo in 2011. And all those Paris Mountain events. I get it too. We're all getting older. Its getting more difficult to hike, let alone walk. My knees are popping and clicking all day and I'm taking pain medicine for it. I'm wondering how much longer do I have. Hopefully many more years. But you had the perfect idea for an event last year. Here's the quote.

ZoeMomma and I have an idea. What if we planned a Reunite-Rejuvenate event? We miss all of you, and we miss hanging around at gatherings visiting. But it’s hot, and we don’t really have time to plan a full-on gathering with lots of planted boxes.
Instead we’re thinking about a reunion gathering where we can visit and enjoy our friends. Everyone brings one box—. Anything that has been sitting around for awhile. A box, a retired postal, a lost hitchhiker, anything that needs a new life. Then everyone chooses or randomly draws one to take home and do something with. We all get the stamps, the chance to visit, and some artwork gets a new start.

This is PERFECT. What happened? It doesn't always have to be a mega-event with hundreds of boxes and weeks of planning. The last event in SC was the remembrance of Lou when she died. Only 1 box for the event, but just to sit around and remember her and tell stories for a few hours. There was around 10 of us there and I drove the 125 miles to be there. So glad I did.

I really hope you'll do something like you thought of last year. It would almost be like a family reunion. :)

Jason
Re: Removal of old unfound traditional plants
Board: State: South Carolina
Reply to: #972864 by THE RED CYCLONE
Mar 18, 2019 7:18pm
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I hadn't thought about it since because I don't think we really got a lot of response? It's possible we did and I just don't remember. It's been a long and difficult year.

When I get caught up this week, I'll try again and post under a different thread so it doesn't get lost. We'll see if maybe we can make something fun happen, and maybe get some volunteers to help too. (Hint Hint Red Cyclone LOL)

Greycrazy
Re: Removal of old unfound traditional plants
Board: State: South Carolina
Reply to: #972865 by GreyCrazy
Mar 18, 2019 7:31pm
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Being about 100 miles away it would be kind of hard to help but I would do whatever it takes. Count me in.
Re: Removal of old unfound traditional plants
Board: State: South Carolina
Reply to: #972866 by THE RED CYCLONE
Mar 18, 2019 7:35pm
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Done! We'll figure out something. There are many ways people who are farther away can help plan an event. :-)

Greycrazy
Re: Removal of old unfound traditional plants
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Reply to: #972868 by GreyCrazy
Mar 19, 2019 2:58am
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I live 1000 miles away from the recent event I cohosted with Three FLAmigos in Florida. I only went to Florida the week of the event to plant and then attend. What a great experience it turned out to be! It was a good thing that I have unlimited texting and calling because our phones were our best planning tools.
Re: Removal of old unfound traditional plants
Board: State: South Carolina
Reply to: #972868 by GreyCrazy
Mar 19, 2019 5:04am
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You can count on us.
I still have that box for you to plant in your city park ;).

Find the date that most can come to!

td/Dwight
Re: Removal of old unfound traditional plants
Board: State: South Carolina
Reply to: #972853 by GreyCrazy
Mar 19, 2019 5:40am
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In the last couple years, my family has found it increasingly harder to box. My knees are really bad and I can't hike, let alone box.

I miss my boxing friends. You know who you are! I wish we could see each other to visit

I hope you'll come to the Ready, Set, Go! event in November. And bring your friends! The park is only about 60 miles from your town and draws quite a few people whom I believe you know. And best of all, we're planning a 23-stamp drive-by series for those of us with bad knees, bad hips, bad backs or bad feet. You don't even need to get out of the car - just send the least achy person to walk the 10-20 steps to the landmark, retrieve the magnetic box and return to the car for leisurely stamping. Put the box back and head to the next landmark. If you don't bring your own non-achy person, there are lots of people with whom you could tag along as they do the drive-by series. Or they could ride with you. Plus there will be plenty of opportunity for sitting and talking while stamping and stamping and stamping all the table boxes. Watch out for cooties.

Quite Contrary
Re: Removal of old unfound traditional plants
Board: State: South Carolina
Reply to: #972882 by Quite Contrary
Mar 19, 2019 6:27am
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Oh wow that sounds awesome! Thank you for pointing it out, I missed the listing.

I will probably having my knee replacement in October so I’ll have to see how I’m doing. Would love to attend if I can. :-)
Visiting Charleston
Board: State: South Carolina
Apr 6, 2019 6:12pm
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Hello South Carolina -

I am about to head your way and was looking for suggestions on things to do in Charleston. I will be there April 7 through April 18.

Also, if anyone is willing and able to meet up - please let me know. I will be working weekdays from 8 to 5 - but free in the evenings and the weekend.

Thanks so much!
GypsyLadybug / Tina
Re: Visiting Charleston
Board: State: South Carolina
Reply to: #973861 by GypsyLadybug
Apr 7, 2019 4:04pm
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Lived in Charleston for 8 months. And blogged about most of it.

Here's more things in SC as well

Definitely a lot for history buffs both in and in the surrounding area.
Highly recommend Forts Moultrie and Sumter. Kayaking around Morris Island and the Morris Island lighthouse was well worth it. Best beaches are all outside of town imho with best close place being Botany Bay.

Best,
Squatchis
Re: Visiting Charleston
Board: State: South Carolina
Reply to: #973861 by GypsyLadybug
Apr 7, 2019 4:25pm
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Hi there! We visit Charleston every year, and love it there. I would definitely suggest a carriage ride as the drivers are very informative concerning the history of the area, etc. The Charleston Market is fun, too. Visit the waterfront. Beautiful. In downtown, we love Fleet Landing for eats; just on the outskirt of town Calfornia Dreaming is yummy. If you can get to Boone Hall Plantation, or any of the plantations, absolutely worth the trip. We also love the nearby islands - Wadmalaw, Kiawah, Seabrook. Kiawah and Seabrook are gated, but you can get in so far. Wadmalaw also has a fantastic winery and distillery - Deep Water and Firefly. Lots of fun. We have also visited the Charleston Tea Plantation. Very interesting tour. Have a ball! - Angel Treads
Are thes viable clues?
Board: State: South Carolina
Apr 23, 2019 3:16pm
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I was doing some web surfing recently looking for possible sources of boxing clues other than the usual 2. I came across an article in a magazine called 'Pink'. I couldn't find a date for it's publication except on the bottom of page it said 2013.. The following clues were listed and I'm curious if they are still active.

++++Directions to the Famous Cross of Bluffton Letterbox:
Travel to the end of Calhoun Street in Bluffton, SC where you can find the most beautiful view of the sun setting over the May River. You gotta’ have “Faith” as you head ten paces towards the double doors. Turn your sights 90 degrees like you’re “Going Down to the River to Pray.” Proceed 33 paces. Where else would you find a treasure except hidden in a trunk?
+++++Directions to the Heart of Hilton Head Island Letterbox:
Start where you can go to watch a movie at Coligny Plaza on Hilton Head Island, SC. While you’re there, don’t forget to pick up a copy of Pink Magazine! Walk 6 paces and then head towards the ocean. Walk 50 paces to catch the New York Subway. When you exit the Subway, it’s about 10 paces across the bridge. Act like Captain Hook and keep hooking for about 18 paces. Stop just before the “Stairway to Heaven.” Instead, turn right and proceed about 6 paces until you find The Secret Garden. Sit down and take a load off. Don’t be afraid to get close to nature. Look around for something tall with a hole in it. All you have to do is reach for it.
Re: Are these viable clues?
Board: State: South Carolina
Reply to: #974474 by Sagacorn
Apr 23, 2019 3:23pm
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I do not see either of them listed on AQ. I would also be curious to see if anybody knows.
Re: Are thes viable clues?
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Reply to: #974474 by Sagacorn
Apr 23, 2019 3:56pm
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Re: Are thes viable clues?
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Reply to: #974474 by Sagacorn
Apr 23, 2019 4:15pm
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I'm curious if they are still active.

Active as in "not missing?" A lot of box listings on LbNA get archived or deleted when the box is still out there. So technically I guess they're not "active", but the clues are still viable. You may need to do some forensic boxing if the trail has changed, but that adds to the challenge and the reward.
Re: Are thes viable clues?
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Reply to: #974474 by Sagacorn
Apr 23, 2019 5:55pm
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http://www.letterboxing.org/BoxView.php?boxnum=70188

I remembered to look in the basement and adoptable on lbna. Didn't see the other one there.
Re: Removal of old unfound traditional plants
Board: State: South Carolina
Reply to: #972131 by J Walkers
Feb 7, 2020 7:32am
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I will go with you. You tell me when. I am still active here as well. This year I have been trying to plant one and maintenance at least one every week this year. I have only missed this past week so far. SO this weekend I will make up for it. :)
Re: Removal of old unfound traditional plants
Board: State: South Carolina
Reply to: #972117 by Warrior Woman
Feb 7, 2020 12:00pm
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I live in MA, and I love finding the older boxes also. Haven’t found any as old as 21 yrs, but it would be so cool.
The SC Event Stamp Museum- open once again!
Board: State: South Carolina
Mar 11, 2020 8:24am
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Happy day everyone!

Let me reacquaint everyone with one of my favorite boxing projects of all time-- the SC Event Stamp Traveling Museum!

We wanted a way to preserve the amazing artwork created for events, which often saw the light of day only once. To that end, we created a traveling "museum" to hold any event stamps that owners and planners wanted to make available. They are NOT listed as stamp finds at their original events- they're listed as a new image and event box.

This project has been in storage for awhile because we haven't received any submissions, and my health has kept me from boxing for a long time. I think the last appearance was the final Paris Mountain gathering in Greenville, SC at least several years ago. It's time to dust it off and open it for visitors!

Please take a look and help me pass the word. If you have a SC event stamp which now doesn't have a home, and you'd like future SC boxers and gathering participants to enjoy it, you can donate it to the museum. We will give it a permanent home. :-)

https://www.atlasquest.com/boxes/clue/?boxId=200533

GreyCrazy
Re: The SC Event Stamp Museum- open once again!
Board: State: South Carolina
Reply to: #984269 by GreyCrazy
Mar 11, 2020 2:26pm
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I'm not sure I follow you 100% but I think it'd be Wonderful if each state did that!!!!... Therefore how does Anyone in SC use the system?. . How does your Museum Work?.....j.cross
Re: The SC Event Stamp Museum- open once again!
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Reply to: #984269 by GreyCrazy
Mar 12, 2020 5:58am
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Does this mean that you are back? 😊
Re: The SC Event Stamp Museum- open once again!
Board: State: South Carolina
Reply to: #984290 by RDHG
Mar 12, 2020 6:28am
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Yes! I'm back and coming out of retirement to get the band back together. LOL

I had a total knee replacement in October and trying hard to get back into shape. Hope to hit some trails soon! And we just MIGHT be working on something special for this fall. ;-)

GreyCrazy
Re: The SC Event Stamp Museum- open once again!
Board: State: South Carolina
Reply to: #984278 by Cross Family
Mar 12, 2020 6:38am
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"I think it'd be Wonderful if each state did that!!!!... Therefore how does Anyone in SC use the system?. . How does your Museum Work?"

It would indeed be awesome if each state had one!

We created it as a joint project with several of us working on it. The "museum" is actually a large vintage traveling suitcase with pockets sewn into the lining for stamps. It usually lives with me and only attends gatherings in SC so far. Because of it's size and uniqueness of the stamps inside, we don't ship or mail it anywhere.

Anyone attending a gathering where it's present can stamp everything inside. There aren't any rules or requirements except put it all back carefully.

The stamps do NOT give visitors credit for getting the image at the event for which they were created. Each stamp is listed as a new stamp and part of the museum. Technically you could get one twice- once at the actual event, and once when visiting the museum. It also has it's own handmade logbook from FigureEight worthy of the project!

Event organizers can send their stamps to me if they'd like them preserved in this way. They become a permanent part of the museum collection and given their own pocket to live in. :-)

I think it would be amazing if other states did this as well! As boxers come and go in the hobby, and it changes with the times, there are always going to be people who haven't ever seen these amazing special pieces of artwork. It makes me happy that we are providing a way to keep them accessible for appreciation through time.

GreyCrazy
Re: The SC Event Stamp Museum- open once again!
Board: State: South Carolina
Reply to: #984278 by Cross Family
Mar 12, 2020 6:39am
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It’s event boxes going to different events. Not a system. Just traveling event stamps.
SC Letterboxing on Facebook
Board: State: South Carolina
Mar 16, 2020 5:30am
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Just a headsup that there is also a Facebook group for SC boxers that seems to have a lot of people I remember in it. For anyone new to our state that's boxing, you might want to watch BOTH here and that group. :-)

Does anyone know if there's a Southeast group on Facebook as well? Or groups for NC and GA?

GreyCrazy
Re: SC Letterboxing on Facebook
Board: State: South Carolina
Reply to: #984445 by GreyCrazy
Mar 16, 2020 5:55am
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DUH.....it's called "Letterboxing SC"

GreyCrazy