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Re: Monday Distraction - 12/15/14
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Reply to: #880360 by Jiffy
Dec 15, 2014 3:46am
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I should have said this in the original question/post Please don't post where you found it your first box. Just the box and the date. That way if it was a mystery, or someone wants to work the clues, we aren't giving any information out. Thanks

Jiffy
(I'll have to remember to put that disclaimer in next time I ask about finds.)
Re: Monday Distraction - 12/15/14
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Reply to: #880394 by Jiffy
Dec 15, 2014 4:24am
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keystone#1 8/9/9
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Dec 15, 2014 4:44am
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Ramblin' Rose 8/27/04
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Dec 15, 2014 5:33am
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Mt. Minsi 1998
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Reply to: #880360 by Jiffy
Dec 15, 2014 5:57am
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My first box was "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". I was at a mini-meetup at someone's house, and it was my first experience with letterboxing. It's a multi-part stamp with five colours, and a little wooden jig to line up all the stamps. It's in a different, permanent location now, but at the time it was hidden in the washroom, and people were making stealthy but LONG trips to the washroom to stamp in.
Re: Monday Distraction - 12/15/14
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Reply to: #880394 by Jiffy
Dec 15, 2014 6:07am
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Jiffy, you came back!

Mine was an LbNA box called Lillie Park #1 (disclaimer: this does not necessarily mean that the box is located in Lillie Park). My daughter and I found it 10/7/2006. It was a store-bought stamp with easy-to-follow clues, but still the thrill was there. It was like encountering a whole new world that I hadn't known existed.
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Dec 15, 2014 6:12am
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Mine was Willie the Whale in March of 2008. Had the kids with me and we were first finders! Also had the added benefit of finding a hitch hiker that I had NO idea what to do with… had to call the husband at home and make him look it up and tell me how to take care of it! Thankfully it was not a busy day at the park!
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Reply to: #880410 by Fluffy Cow
Dec 15, 2014 6:27am
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Udder Madness by Baby Bear in Livingston State Park. I still remember thinking there was no way I was actually going to find a box that had been hidden in the woods and what a thrill it was when I found it. Plus, it was a funny carve.
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Reply to: #880360 by Jiffy
Dec 15, 2014 6:30am
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The first 'box I found was "Kentucky State Stamp", LbNA # 732, 18th.Nov.2005. I first looked for "Frog Rock", LbNA # 734 but missed it on my first ever attempt. I found it shortly after logging Kentucky SS on re-reading/trying the clues. Kentucky SS is retired but Frog Rock looks like it's still active.

Connfederate
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Reply to: #880360 by Jiffy
Dec 15, 2014 6:33am
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04/08 Agua Dulce
which seems to still be in play
Re: Monday Distraction - 12/15/14
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Reply to: #880360 by Jiffy
Dec 15, 2014 7:03am
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Back in Time Tour - #3 Admiralty Head Lighthouse. Stolen by Forest Defender shortly after, but replaced in a better hiding spot, and still going strong. Like everyone else, I still remember the thrill of sneaking up to the location, and finding out that hidden boxes in the woods were REAL!!!
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Reply to: #880394 by Jiffy
Dec 15, 2014 7:21am
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There isn't any spoilers for mine, but that is understandable. Anyone who did find a mystery box for their first find gets my respect.

I didn't get the appeal of the hobby until my cousin had me out on the trail. She tried to describe it a week or two before we actually found the boxes.
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Reply to: #880360 by Jiffy
Dec 15, 2014 7:23am
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"Shelter Gardens" in June of '08
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Dec 15, 2014 9:06am
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Pidgel the Penguin 6-26-2011 at the Henson Robinson Zoo in Springfield, IL. Alas it was later geocached.
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Reply to: #880360 by Jiffy
Dec 15, 2014 9:10am
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Gold Nugget on 10/21/12
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Dec 15, 2014 9:48am
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Arboretum, Sept. 22, 2006 by Lone R.

It's now the oldest active box in Ontario, by one of our most esteemed planters.
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Reply to: #880419 by LadyEilonwy
Dec 15, 2014 9:49am
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Grandma's Raspberry Pie, a HH by Silent Doug, 6/11/2004, in Texas. The box was gone but the HH was there.
Re: Monday Distraction - 12/15/14
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Reply to: #880360 by Jiffy
Dec 15, 2014 10:35am
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My first find was Ralphie. I found it in November 2008. My sister had just told me about Letterboxing, and I had used the listings for New Zealand on Psychokiwi's website. Shortly thereafter, I discovered that Psychokiwi did not update her website for retired boxes, and I got to know AtlasQuest and LBNA better.
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Reply to: #880418 by koalacat
Dec 15, 2014 10:38am
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Anyone who did find a mystery box for their first find gets my respect.

Well, not my first, but my second box was a mystery ... and I found it on the same day.
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Reply to: #880445 by 55 Steps
Dec 15, 2014 10:57am
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My first letterbox find was a mystery until 16-Apr-2004.
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Reply to: #880360 by Jiffy
Dec 15, 2014 11:53am
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Spring Camp 2010 back on 8/1/10. Looked for it again a while ago, but I think it might be dog gone.
Re: Monday Distraction - 12/15/14
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Reply to: #880360 by Jiffy
Dec 15, 2014 12:21pm
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Unfortunately, we don't know what our first find was. Our log book and first signature stamp were in a backpack that was stolen soon after moving to Idaho from Texas. We had started boxing a few months before moving, but hadn't started logging our finds online yet. It was probably a box near Ennis, TX.

In our new logbook, our first find is Horse Shoe #4177, April 12, 2008.

-TheKindlyVikings
Re: Monday Distraction - 12/15/14
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Reply to: #880360 by Jiffy
Dec 15, 2014 2:08pm
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I have loved reading about the first found boxes and the stories with them. My first letterbox was a set of 3 called A Few Good "Men" which has since been retired. Very clever carves along with a nice park that I had never gone to before. I remember being astounded by the whole idea of these hidden treasures and I'm sure Stargirl, who was introducing me to the hobby, was enjoying the look on my face throughout the afternoon as it changed from confusion to surprise to amazement and back again.
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Dec 15, 2014 6:04pm
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My first find was "Tilapia" on 9/3/02. It was a hybrid with the first geocache I ever found. I found my first true letterbox a week later and my first hand carved stamp a month after that.
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Reply to: #880360 by Jiffy
Dec 16, 2014 6:16am
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"Leave" It Like You Found It ~ a mstrwndl carve (and great way to be introduced to letterboxing) on August 5, 2007 with Mashley
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Reply to: #880360 by Jiffy
Dec 20, 2014 5:34am
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What was the name of the very first letterbox you ever found?

St. Michael's College by FishorMan. It's since been retired. Look what he started!!

~tigs