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Re: Hellooooooooo!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #970187 by Trailhead Tessie
Jan 11, 2019 7:53am
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Yeah, even plan B of going for some if yours were ixnayed today.
Re: Mystery Postal #418 is now closed
Board: Postals
Reply to: #969897 by IrishRef
Jan 11, 2019 8:36am
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Mystery 418 is closed. Succesful tracker members will be notified this evening. An explanation of the clues will be posted soon.
Re: Hellooooooooo!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #970187 by Trailhead Tessie
Jan 11, 2019 11:37am
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That’s because I’m not boxing anymore:-)
Re: Hellooooooooo!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #970185 by Rocklun
Jan 11, 2019 12:01pm
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I'd like to liven things up by saying that the very first letterbox planted in the U.S. was the Prayer Rock box

I humbly disagree
Re: Hellooooooooo!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #970185 by Rocklun
Jan 11, 2019 12:21pm
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I agree! I'd like to liven things up by saying that the very first letterbox planted in the U.S. was the Prayer Rock box, but I'm sure that won't generate any discussions.

Snopes: WRONG!

Correct Answer:

The United States Post Office Department began installing public letterboxes in the 1850s outside post offices and on street corners in large Eastern cities. U.S. letterboxes were initially designed to be hung or supported, and were mounted on support pillars, lamp-posts, telegraph poles, or even the sides of buildings. By the 1880s, these letterboxes were made of heavy cast iron to deter theft or vandalism. As letterbox volume grew, they were replaced with other free-standing models. After the late as the 1960s, most letterboxes were replaced with a rigid plastic variety that could be more easily placed in any desired location, such as "Prayer Rock". The rest is history.
Ryan.... I have a question
Board: Suggestion Box
Jan 11, 2019 1:29pm
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Hey GT!

Is there any way to have a "hide" feature on the "newest letterbox plants" section on "my page?" I would like to hide ones I've already found.

Thoughts?

Thanks!
Bungalow Boxer
Re: 40 for 40!
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #970180 by BetsyLee
Jan 11, 2019 2:08pm
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I did some cemetery boxes in Connecticut today. Perfect for winter. In and out of the car, getting warmed up and sipping coffee between boxes. Though the coffee didn't stay hot for very long. But still......

It was a beautiful, sunny day.
Congrats to carry on grandma
Board: Region: Midwest
Jan 11, 2019 2:25pm
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Congrats to a super and dedicated boxer on finding your 5000th box! Way to go!πŸŽˆπŸ‘πŸŽˆπŸ˜ƒπŸŽ‰
Congrats to carry on grandma
Board: State: Missouri
Jan 11, 2019 2:30pm
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A big cheer for one of our favorite boxers, carry on grandma, for finding her 5000th box,πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸ‘
Re: Congrats to carry on grandma
Board: Region: Midwest
Reply to: #970200 by Kiss'n Karin
Jan 11, 2019 2:32pm
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Congratulations!
Re: Ryan.... I have a question
Board: Suggestion Box
Reply to: #970197 by Bungalow Boxer
Jan 11, 2019 2:34pm
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Tired of seeing my boxes already? No worries, only one more week of them!

But... I DO agree with you.
Re: Congrats to carry on grandma
Board: State: Missouri
Reply to: #970201 by Kiss'n Karin
Jan 11, 2019 2:35pm
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How Old is she?...... How long has she been Boxing?
Re: Ryan.... I have a question
Board: Suggestion Box
Reply to: #970197 by Bungalow Boxer
Jan 11, 2019 2:40pm
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I think I asked about this once before. Someone said, go out and plant new boxes so the old ones go down on the list and you don't see them. Good luck.
Re: Congrats to carry on grandma
Board: State: Missouri
Reply to: #970201 by Kiss'n Karin
Jan 11, 2019 3:00pm
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and a Happy Many More!
Re: Congrats to carry on grandma
Board: Region: Midwest
Reply to: #970202 by CookieCutter
Jan 11, 2019 3:08pm
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Wow!!! Congratulations!
Re: Congrats to carry on grandma
Board: Region: Midwest
Reply to: #970200 by Kiss'n Karin
Jan 11, 2019 3:08pm
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Wow! Congrats!
Re: Congrats to carry on grandma
Board: State: Missouri
Reply to: #970206 by Maude
Jan 11, 2019 3:14pm
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Congrats. Grandma. It was a pleasure to spend time and box with you in Texas.
Re: Congrats to carry on grandma
Board: Region: Midwest
Reply to: #970200 by Kiss'n Karin
Jan 11, 2019 3:22pm
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That's great! I found a few with her in TX at Live and Breathe and had a wonderful time.
Re: Ryan.... I have a question
Board: Suggestion Box
Reply to: #970203 by Janila
Jan 11, 2019 3:26pm
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Not at all Janila! You’re flooding my page! Trying to keep it all straight!

BB :)
Re: Hellooooooooo!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #970193 by Rubaduc
Jan 11, 2019 3:35pm
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That’s because I’m not boxing anymore:-)

So true. And now that I think about it, Wanda and Pete have probably found most of them, just not logged them.
Re: Congrats to carry on grandma
Board: State: Missouri
Reply to: #970204 by Cross Family
Jan 11, 2019 3:42pm
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How old....I'll give you a clue...Carry On Grandma is as old as Jack Benny always said he was. How long has she been Boxing...long enough to get 5000 boxes. My congrats to Carry On Grandma...I've enjoyed meeting you on a number of occassions and hope to see you soon on another trail. Keep on carrying on.
Today's observation
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Jan 11, 2019 4:32pm
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I saw a postal worker driving his truck out of a cemetery today! What could he have been doing?

Things that make you go hmmmm ...
Re: Congrats to carry on grandma
Board: State: Missouri
Reply to: #970201 by Kiss'n Karin
Jan 11, 2019 4:56pm
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Whoo hoo! Impressive on so many levels. Congratulations and Here’s to the next 5,000!
Re: Congrats to carry on grandma
Board: Region: Midwest
Reply to: #970200 by Kiss'n Karin
Jan 11, 2019 4:59pm
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Way to go, Grandma!
Re: Today's observation
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #970214 by speedsquare
Jan 11, 2019 5:05pm
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Dead letter office?
Re: Congrats to carry on grandma
Board: Region: Midwest
Reply to: #970200 by Kiss'n Karin
Jan 11, 2019 5:49pm
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Awesome achievement Grandma! You are an inspiration to us all. πŸ’–
Re: Congrats to carry on grandma
Board: Region: Midwest
Reply to: #970200 by Kiss'n Karin
Jan 11, 2019 5:55pm
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Whoa!! Congrats, Grandma! What an awesome accomplishment!!πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸ˜€
Re: Ryan.... I have a question
Board: Suggestion Box
Reply to: #970197 by Bungalow Boxer
Jan 11, 2019 6:24pm
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When you log a find, a green check mark appears next to it on your future searches. I wonder if that same checkmark could stay β€œattached” to the box name, so wherever the name appears (like newest boxes on your β€œmy page”), the green check mark shows up. It wouldn’t eliminate them from the list, but at least you could readily spot them?
Re: Congrats to carry on grandma
Board: Region: Midwest
Reply to: #970200 by Kiss'n Karin
Jan 11, 2019 6:52pm
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Woot woot! (x 5000)
Re: Hellooooooooo!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #970193 by Rubaduc
Jan 11, 2019 6:53pm
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That’s because I’m not boxing anymore:-)

But people are still enjoying your plants! :)