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Re: Travelling letterboxes NOT Postals
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Reply to: #757085 by The Wolf Family
Jan 31, 2013 8:31pm
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Wow, Jones Crew - if i were you, i would go for that box!! given the names associated with it, it's going to be PHENOMENAL!!

And that's the first thing you do - you pay attention to what other letterboxers say. you keep your ears and eyes open. you remember things. you read and read and read. you keep up etiquette; you seal baggies, you close boxes, you rehide well. you donate stamps and learn graciousness. you go to events and learn from others. you carve and plant and carve some more. you take out the garbage and help clean up at events. you look for and find a lot of boxes. you bide your time and study clues.

you earn your stripes.

not because other people don't want to share, but because that's what it takes. just like any other group. it takes time to become part of a group, a culture. And when you share yourself, others share with you. It's that simple.

~tigs
Re: Travelling letterboxes NOT Postals
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Reply to: #757104 by tiggermama
Jan 31, 2013 10:18pm
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Extremely well said, Tigs.
Re: Travelling letterboxes NOT Postals
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Reply to: #757080 by Photo Dabble
Feb 1, 2013 3:04am
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Luck isn't my forte. LOL

I don't consider myself unlucky; I'm just saving it up for something big like the lottery. ;-)
Re: Travelling letterboxes NOT Postals
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Reply to: #757104 by tiggermama
Feb 1, 2013 5:15am
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when you share yourself, others share with you. It's that simple.

Hip Hip Hurray for tigger. This goes down as the statement of the year.
Re: Travelling letterboxes NOT Postals
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Reply to: #757085 by The Wolf Family
Feb 1, 2013 6:55am
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It is already on my list to go there. And we will be going to a couple when we go back east as well. I'm just looking to get in on another aspect of this fun hobby.
Re: Travelling letterboxes NOT Postals
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Reply to: #757104 by tiggermama
Feb 1, 2013 7:11am
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you keep your ears and eyes open. you remember things

Thanks Tiggs,
Probably the answer I was looking for was "hang in there. You'll get a chance."
I've been in this hobby since July. I have carved a BILLION stamps and donated them to other people. I work hard and teach my children to make each box better than when we found it.
Events are fairly few here, and with 8 children I don't have a lot of time to go far, yet. I'm attending my first one tomorrow-- so stinking excited!!!
Anyway, I'll try to be patient.
Re: Travelling letterboxes NOT Postals
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Reply to: #757150 by Photo Dabble
Feb 1, 2013 3:51pm
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Events are fairly few here, and with 8 children I don't have a lot of time to go far, yet. I'm attending my first one tomorrow-- so stinking excited!!!

Hurray! On both counts.

You'll really enjoy your first event. I've gone to a few around here. The bigger they are the earlier you should get there. I found that out at an event this past summer.
Re: Travelling letterboxes NOT Postals
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Reply to: #757085 by The Wolf Family
Feb 1, 2013 6:24pm
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You probably do have more than me. I've never sought them out. I've only encountered the ones that were at events I attended.

I've never had the desire to network to get any of them. It's just always been a nice surprise at gatherings and I've never looked for any traditional ones.

That's worked just fine for me so far.

MM
Re: Travelling letterboxes NOT Postals
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Reply to: #757268 by MissMoon
Feb 1, 2013 6:30pm
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Well, then, for you, it is simply about luck.

But I think you do have some of the traditional ones. If you did the Woodland Folks series he has abut 3 of them in there.
Re: Welcome Alice...
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Reply to: #756998 by System
Feb 1, 2013 6:37pm
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I think you should move these little gems north

If you do decide to plant them waaaaaay up north I hope there is a gracious host and tour guide in the area that can help a southerner out on a little adventure ;) These stamps sound fabulous and I can only hope to get some of them into my logbook.

IrishInks
Re: Travelling letterboxes NOT Postals
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Reply to: #757270 by The Wolf Family
Feb 1, 2013 7:58pm
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Yes. It is.

Yes. I have that series.

I was for the most part referring to the ones that appear at events since those seemed to be the ones that were originally referred to before the discussion mentioned traditional plants.
A cup of Mango tea
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Feb 9, 2013 8:31am
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is steeping in my little purple teapot. Thanks so much to my generous friends where ever you are.

tea-having a safe a warm snow day
Re: A cup of Mango tea
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Reply to: #758489 by Teacup
Feb 9, 2013 8:37am
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Did you get more mysterious mail? I had a great mail day yesterday as well!
Re: A cup of Mango tea
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Reply to: #758490 by mudflinginfools
Feb 9, 2013 8:51am
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Just wanted to express my gratitude again. Mango is very nice flavor for tea. You'll have to try that next visit.
Re: A cup of Mango tea
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Reply to: #758494 by Teacup
Feb 9, 2013 3:50pm
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Mango is very nice flavor for tea. You'll have to try that next visit.

Gives me an awesome idea for an LTC tracker!
attention, cryptographers:
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Feb 21, 2013 4:54pm
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Looks like the FBI could use some help again:

http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2011/march/cryptanalysis_032911
Re: attention, cryptographers:
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Reply to: #760554 by PapaSolo
Feb 21, 2013 5:19pm
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Re: attention, cryptographers:
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Reply to: #760556 by Kelsung
Feb 21, 2013 5:22pm
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ah. didn't know if it was the same one. thanks.
Re: attention, cryptographers:
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Reply to: #760554 by PapaSolo
Feb 22, 2013 7:54am
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That's interesting.... and crazy! How funny would it be if someone on AQ cracked the code! lol
Re: attention, cryptographers:
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Reply to: #760627 by JerseyTrailblazers
Feb 22, 2013 10:25am
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Dude, you gave away one of my clues with a spoiler. Angry Jigglypuff to you, Mr. Jersey Trailblazer! ;-)

LB
Re: attention, cryptographers:
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Reply to: #760637 by LightninBug
Feb 22, 2013 11:01am
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You hid one of your clues in a dead man's pockets?!? Now that's eeevil!
Re: attention, cryptographers:
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Reply to: #760642 by Mu
Feb 22, 2013 11:18am
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He is a slave to authenticity!
Re: attention, cryptographers:
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Reply to: #760642 by Mu
Feb 22, 2013 12:13pm
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You hid one of your clues in a dead man's pockets?!? Now that's eeevil!

Obviously you haven't found the one he hid in the casket yet.
Re: attention, cryptographers:
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Reply to: #760654 by 3 Blind Mice
Feb 22, 2013 12:45pm
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Obviously you haven't found the one he hid in the casket yet.

Which one, the clue hidden in the casket or the box hidden in the casket?
Re: attention, cryptographers:
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Reply to: #760654 by 3 Blind Mice
Feb 22, 2013 12:57pm
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Yeah, but what's worse? One who would plant that, or one who would go looking for it??
Surely, we can figure this one out!
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Feb 28, 2013 10:12am
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Re: Surely, we can figure this one out!
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Reply to: #761492 by CookieCutter
Feb 28, 2013 10:38am
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Re: Surely, we can figure this one out!
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Reply to: #761492 by CookieCutter
Feb 28, 2013 1:25pm
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Somebody's been on fb. lol

He says that after he hid it walked back to his car so the hike doesn't seem to be the hard part. And he is an elderly man who was carrying a very heavy object. I think a lot of people are over thinking it.

He was supposed to be on the Today show today giving one of the clues. I meant to watch and forgot. It should be online. Some of the people who have been looking for it are pissed off that he made it more public.

LOTS of different stuff posted on these sites, theories, etc, etc....

If I managed to figure it out I'd keep mum and jump on a plane. lol

MM
Re: Surely, we can figure this one out!
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Reply to: #761496 by Kelsung
Feb 28, 2013 4:01pm
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Can't count it as a find if there is no stamp amongst all that gold!
Re: Surely, we can figure this one out!
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Reply to: #761535 by dingus dufus
Feb 28, 2013 4:05pm
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