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Safari Man was there in spirit with me today
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Nov 23, 2018 5:41pm
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I visited Family in VA for Thanksgiving and we went to Williamsburg (I had never been) to see the historical colonial recreation of the original Capitol of Virginia and I noticed a short walk from this area was a cemetery that had 3 Safari Man stamps in it (originally a series of 5 but one was retired and the other was unknown with 4 people in a row not locating it). I got to the cemetery and decided to look for the strikeout stamp anyway. I found the black pouch on the ground beneath the tree it was supposed to be in but there were no contents inside the bag. I saw some empty beer bottles in the area and thought the nearby college kids must’ve found it and perhaps taken it. I was a bit bummed, but still searched the area to see if I could save a Safari Man stamp... just as I was giving up, I started to walk away and I said “I wish I could find this Safari Man stamp” and I looked down, and right by my feet, 20 feet from the pouch, there I found the stamp! I was quite excited to find a limited edition Safari Man stamp that was reported as missing!

So excited that the series that had 3/5 stamps now has 4/5 stamps! I think Glenn was there with me - I thanked him for his help. The other stamps were all where they were supposed to be and in great condition. Today was a great day. Miss you Safari man but thank you for all of your adventures and stamps! I can still see his smile and and remember his fun spirit and kindness toward all. Safari Man Is still making me smile even 5 years after his passing. He will not be forgotten. I look forward to finding more of his Letterboxes...
Re: Safari Man was there in spirit with me today
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Reply to: #968650 by Chill E
Nov 23, 2018 7:36pm
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That is a fabulous story to share, Chill E!
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Reply to: #968650 by Chill E
Nov 23, 2018 7:53pm
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I'd click the Awesome! button if there was one. I looked for that series last year, and I believe I was the first person not to find box #2 (I ended up bringing a tick back to our hotel room for my efforts). I never had the pleasure of meeting Glenn, but every Safari Man carve I find is precious. I'm sure he was there with you when you were looking for this one.

I'm so glad you found this stamp, and like Angel Winks said, thanks for sharing!
Re: Safari Man was there in spirit with me today
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Reply to: #968650 by Chill E
Nov 23, 2018 8:00pm
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E-

Went thru a LOT of drama last week....pretty sure Glenn was up there laughing!!

So glad YOU found that stamp/series!!

Hugs!!
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Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Reply to: #968650 by Chill E
Nov 23, 2018 8:45pm
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Heart warming! Glad you could rescue the stamp in his honor! And on a Thanksgiving trip none-the-less! :)
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Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Reply to: #968650 by Chill E
Nov 24, 2018 7:31am
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make sure you buy a lottery ticket today! you are very lucky!
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Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Reply to: #968650 by Chill E
Nov 24, 2018 8:29am
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Great story, thanks for sharing.
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Reply to: #968650 by Chill E
Nov 24, 2018 11:04am
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Yes, thank you for sharing. I only met him once, but he was a true pleasure to meet.
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Reply to: #968650 by Chill E
Nov 25, 2018 6:02pm
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That's so awesome! I'm glad you were able to find it! I met Safari Man a couple times, such a great guy! Definitely missed!