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Shaw's Rd, Westwood, Tasmania

I think the owners of property 111 need a new mailbox

Happy Sunday...

We were out driving in Harpers Ferry, so at this point, i'm not sure which state we were even in, but the colors and the numbers (crazy, huh) caught my eye and made me say 'Stop the car!' Slid this a bit to make it b & w, and then just added in the original color for the boxes, and a teeny bit of blur around the edges. Happy slider sunday, too.

Great if you have limited space for a fixture. We are in the process of painting the exterior of our home and changing awnings. This fixture with our new stainless steal mailbox and aluminum house numbers gives our house great curb appeal!!

Thanks for the visit and have a nice week ahead !


Mailbox Room


Toronto, Canada


I took this while waiting in a doorway during a downpour.

Seen along a country road, these colorful mailboxes caught my eye. I especially like the large one with a smaller one inside...

The temperature is matching our mailbox today

Explore January 23th - 2013

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"You know what they say.....Summer isn't complete without a screened door to slam!" :)


"Not my screen door but one that caught my eye on a recent trip to a town called Oxford

in North Mississippi."


"Hope you all have a Happy Front Door Tuesday!"

~Mary Lou

From the appearance of the original photo print, I can tell that it was taken using my mom's Olympus Pen-D half-frame camera. Photo taken circa late Summer of 1966 when our house was freshly landscaped and only a few months old. We moved in during August of 1966. That Japanese black pine tree in front of the large window still exists today albeit a bit larger now.


A bit of College Park East (CPE) life back then:


At this point in time, this side of Elder Avenue was the furthest south to which College Park East was yet built; it was all clear and unbuilt from here to the San Diego Freeway (I-405). The tall concrete sound wall that separates this neighborhood from the freeway was not yet erected. This meant that we could stand on the 2nd floor balcony of the house and see the traffic whizzing by on the freeway.


Mailboxes needed to be curbside at first, so they had to be on the parkway as apparent here. By the time the subsequent blocks or units of homes were constructed, parkways were no longer included. This meant that sidewalks on later homes would be right next to the curb. Only the first units of homes, those that are located in the northeast portion of College Park East, have the benefit of parkways between the sidewalk and the curb.


At the time we moved in during August, 1966, Lampson Avenue in Seal Beach consisted of only two lanes, one in each direction. Shortly thereafter, two additional lanes were paved, allowing two lanes in both directions, it's current configuration.


Also at this time, the Los Angeles-based Helms Bakery was still in business, so their delivery trucks would make their routes through the neighborhood in those earlier years. Similarly, Adohr Farms delivered milk and other dairy products.


Because my parents both worked, my mom made arrangements with the Helms Bakery truck driver to leave a loaf of bread on top of the clothes dryer in the garage whenever she placed the Helms sign in the window. She would leave money on top of the dryer for this. This, of course, meant that we would leave the garage door unlocked on those days.


Unlike the rest of Seal Beach, College Park East and College Park West were served then by the Los Alamitos School District for grades K through 6 and by the Anaheim Union High School District for grades 7 through 12.


To register me for school, my mom and I drove to the old Laurel School building that faced Florista just east of Los Alamitos Blvd. I was rather disappointed in that I had the impression that this deteriorating site was going to be the school that I would attend that fall. The buildings and the land seemed to me to be in a state of disrepair - the large, painted word "Laurel" in script form on the side of the pink-painted building was beginning to peel off and the baseball diamond on the southwest corner of the lot appeared to be neglected. It was only after my mom suggested that we drive to see my new school within Rossmoor that I realized (with relief) that the Laurel School was simply used for administrative purposes.


That first year of 1966-67, elementary students from College Park East were distributed among several schools in the Los Alamitos School District, transported by bus. All who were 6th Graders attended Francis Hopkinson Elementary School in Rossmoor. All 5th Graders attended Rossmoor Elementary School, 4th Graders to Benjamin Rush Elementary, etc. The other schools in the rotation were Los Alamitos and Thomas Jefferson Elementary Schools, both located on Bloomfield between Katella Ave. and Ball Rd. For some reason, neither Jack L. Weaver nor Richard Henry Lee Schools, two other schools within Rossmoor, were in the mix for College Park East students, or at least the bus on which I rode never stopped there. In retrospect I wonder if perhaps there might have been another bus, say for Kindergarteners, who may have had shorter school hours. I do not know. The school bus that I rode served all of College Park East.


The buildings for Rush School no longer exist; only its site, Rush Park remains. Rush School appeared to be nearly identical to Hopkinson School nearby. The appearance of Hopkinson as viewed from Kensington is how Rush appeared as viewed from Blume.


Our bus driver for elementary school that first year was Jerri Sawyer. I can still picture her now, her auburn hair neatly pinned up, dressed in a clean white buttoned shirt with sleeves rolled up and with dark slacks. She was so consistent and reliable, always coming to a complete stop at every stop sign and railroad track crossing*, looking in all directions before proceeding. By observing her drive the bus, I learned how a manual transmission was operated, coordinating gear selection using the floor-mounted stick shift with clutch pedal modulation in order to start moving from a dead stop. Then in the second half of that school year, that bus was replaced with a brand new GMC that was equipped with an automatic transmission.


We as students riding on the bus were pretty well-behaved but still rather talkative. However, she was serious about maintaining order on her bus. I remember just a couple of times when she parked the bus and then came down the aisle with a serious look on her face in order to give a rider or two a serious 'talking-to.' She was always there to pick us up at Fir Circle; I don't recall even one day on which she wasn't our bus driver. The bus route was always thus: Hopkinson-Rush-Rossmoor-Los Alamitos-Jefferson.


Junior high and high schools that served College Park East and College Park West were part of the Anaheim Union High School District then. That first year, my sister along with other junior high level students from CPE attended Oxford Jr. High in Cypress, years before that campus was converted to The Oxford Academy High School. I don't recall with certainty, but I suspect that the first high school students from College Park went to Western High School in Anaheim as Los Alamitos High School did not start until the 1967-68 school year. That first year of Los Al High was held at the site of McAuliffe Middle School now. Only the Class of 1970 attended at that location for that single school year. Then from the 1968-69 school year forward, Los Al High students attended the current campus on Cerritos Ave. at Los Alamitos Blvd. That same year, junior high students from College Park East began to attend Pine Jr. High instead of Oxford. Pine Jr. High is now known as McAuliffe Middle School. The junior high school was renamed as McAuliffe in memory of Christa McAuliffe, the New Hampshire school teacher who perished in the Challenger Space Shuttle accident.


Despite being in Orange County, the telephones in College Park had 213 as the Area Code as did the rest of Seal Beach. Ditto for Rossmoor and Los Alamitos. In Seal Beach, Los Alamitos and Rossmoor, the phone numbers began with 43 or 59. This was because these areas were serviced by the General Telephone Company out of Long Beach rather than by Pacific Telephone. When the 213 area contracted circa 1991, the Area Code for these areas changed to 310. Then after another area contraction circa 1997, the phone numbers in these areas changed to the current 562 Area Code.


*There was still a railroad track that crossed Bloomfield at that time. It was located along the north side of Los Alamitos Elementary School. That track crossed Los Alamitos Blvd., too, near Catalina St. at that time. The track is gone now but the subtle rise of Bloomfield at this location reminds me that it was once there.

The United States Congress designated the Juniper Dunes Wilderness in 1984 and it now has over 7140 acres. The Juniper Dunes Wilderness preserves the northernmost growth of western juniper, some of which have been around for 150 years, along with windswept sand dunes measuring 130 feet in height and 1200 feet in width. Other than junipers, no trees grow in significant numbers here, but many bushes and flowers bloom wondrously come spring, although the mountains that separate western and eastern Washington generally wring the moisture from the air.


The landscape here takes quite a battering; in fact, with strong southwest winds to build the dunes, seven to eight inches of precipitation to moisten them, a foot or so of snow that drifts down in winter, and summer temperatures that occasionally rise above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Elevations range from 750 feet to 1,130 feet above sea level. But plenty of animals thrive despite the extremes: mule deer, bobcats, coyotes, badgers, skunks, weasels, porcupines, pocket gophers, kangaroo rats, several species of mice, hawks, owls, ravens, quail, partridge, pheasants, doves, numerous songbirds, and rattlesnakes.


The entire wilderness is surrounded by privately-owned lands. With permission, you can travel via old jeep trails that end near the boundary. Getting all the way to the Wilderness gate can be risky business, even with a high clearance 4-wheel drive vehicle (highly recommended), and there is a significant risk of getting stuck in the loose sand of the last jeep trail, Wilderness Road, especially in warm months when there is little moisture in the sand. One option is to park at the Off-Highway Vehicle staging area on Juniper Road (also a jeep trail) and walk an additional +1 mile to the Wilderness Gate.


This is absolutely necessary if you are pulling a trailer. You'll find no maintained trails and no water in the Wilderness, and backpackers and horseback riders should also be aware of the likelihood of large temperature variation for overnight stays.


Be sure to contact the BLM's Spokane District for the latest conditions and access to the spectacular Juniper Dunes Wilderness Area!




Wilderness visitors must pack in all drinking water and be prepared for large temperature swings. Proper sun protection such as a wide-brimmed hat is recommended, even in early spring and late fall, along with sun screen lotion. There are no sources of ground water in the Wilderness.


Be aware that road access past the first "P" symbol (for "Parking") on the map when traveling northbound on Peterson Road (where Peterson Road ends and Juniper Dunes Road begins) is typically difficult due to loose sand road conditions and potentially some large roller-coaster like "whoops" in Juniper Dunes Road. Vehicle travel past this point normally requires, at a minimum, a high clearance vehicle, preferably 4-wheel-drive.


It is recommended that visitors to the Wilderness park their vehicles no farther up Juniper Dunes Road than the upper off-highway vehicle (OHV) "Open" area parking/staging area (identified on the map with the 2nd "P" symbol and "?" symbol), which itself is loose sand, and therefore potentially a place where vehicles could get stuck.


Access to the Wilderness Gate is via the one-mile stretch of Wilderness Road where it starts ¾ mile north past the upper parking/staging area off of Juniper Dunes Road. There is a Wilderness Road sign at that intersection but it is easy to miss. Travel on Wilderness Road requires a high clearance 4-wheel drive vehicle to reach the Wilderness Gate in the best of conditions, i.e. in late fall/ winter/early spring or soon after significant precipitation when the loose sand road has moisture and some compaction. As stated above it is recommended that people do not attempt turning off of Juniper Dunes Road onto Wilderness Road to access the Wilderness Gate, especially when sand conditions are dry. If you get seriously stuck it will be very difficult to get towed out.


Vehicles pulling trailers should never attempt driving past the upper OHV "Open" area parking/staging area. Visitors to the Wilderness can hike or ride on horseback across the OHV "Open" area from the upper parking/staging area to the Wilderness, or via Wilderness Road to access the Wilderness Gate.


The area is approximately seven miles northeast of Pasco, Washington. From Ritzville and Spokane, Washington:


US 395 South to Pasco. Exit onto Hwy 12 East (towards Walla Walla).

Just under 2 miles, exit onto Kahlotus Road (ramp north towards Kahlotus).

Continue NE on the Kahlotus Road for approx 5 miles.

Turn left onto Peterson Road. First 2 miles is Private Road.***Note: there is a huge yellow mailbox on the opposite side of Kahlotus Road at the entrance to Peterson Rd.

Continue straight approx 4 miles on Peterson Road. At the Juniper Road intersection, turn right.

Park in this area or continue for approximately 2 more miles.

There is a second large parking area with a metal information Kiosk at this point; this puts you next to the play area dunes. Be aware of sandy conditions in this parking area.

From here use an area map to get to the Wilderness Gate +1 mile away via Wilderness Road. Please sign in at the kiosk.



BLM Spokane District Office

1103 N. Fancher Road

Spokane, WA 99212

(509) 536-1200




"You won't see a cop walkin' on the beat

Nobody's walkin', walkin', walkin'

You only see 'em drivin' cars out on the street

Nobody's walkin', walkin', walkin'

You won't see a kid walkin' home from school

Nobody's walkin', walkin', walkin'

Their mothers pick 'em up in a car pool

Nobody's walkin', walkin'

Walkin' in LA

Walkin' in LA, nobody walks in LA"


About the Photo


GTA Vice City comes to Second Life. I saw these Nomad Neon Palm Trees and I thought, yeah I know what these remind me on.

The song is for Milo, I am slowly getting him into 80's bands

(Muhahahaha) and well, we have a joke about the lyrics relating to him sometimes,


Thank You to Pira for creating these Palm Trees. It's cool when something inspires you to create. These certianly did!!


Stuff used


7 emporium - Casino Marquee Sign



SOMALI - [One way] Sign

SOMALI - Mailbox Sign


NOMAD - Neon Palm A and B

NOMAD - Milk Vendor, Hot Pizza Vendor, Sports Drink Vendor (available at Madpeas Food Fair 2017)

Nomad - Retrowave Lightning Bolt Table

Nomad - Retrowave Bar Chair A and B


Soy - [Kagiya] Building

::no13:: - Little stairs backdrop

[ keke ] kaboom Neon Sign

Hyde Park landscaping walls by Trompe Loeil


Palms and Roads by :Fanatik Architecture:


Jordy and Milo wear -


Jackets and jeans by Meshmerized (Kenzie Numbers)


1986 Sneakers by BALKANIK 2.0


Hair by Dura


Nomad - Gamer Rings (Silver)



The Arcade June 2017

NOMAD // "A Lovely Bath" Automaton

NOMAD // "Sweet Dreams " Automaton RARE

[Con.] Storage Finds - Easter Island Terra

[Con.] Storage Finds - Pull Prize - Uncle Sam

[Con.] Storage Finds - Poker Machine

[Con.] Storage Finds - Popcorn Panda Black RARE

[Con.] Storage Finds - Gum Vending - Red

[Con.] Storage Finds - Dog Statue - Brown

[Con.] Storage Finds - Sofa - Brown


FLF June 9th 2017

brocante. farmers market sign




NOMAD // Cow Roulette

NOMAD // RARE A // Ventriloquist Dummy RARE

NOMAD // Retro Bumper Car // Blue

NOMAD // Numbers Station Desk

NOMAD // Numbers Station Chair

NOMAD // 07 // Magician's Set

Soy. AGED SPOT LIGHT (placed ver) copy

7 - US Mailbox Metered

7 - Hanging Ticket Sign

7 - We Are Watching

7 - Basketball Hoop

7 - Atomic Commision Sign

7 - Broken Clock

*Second Spaces* cribbage set

*Second Spaces* marble checkers

*Second Spaces* 4across set

*Second Spaces* block stack set

*Little Hopper* Pop-up Pirate

:HAIKEI: Save room for my love_gacha {6}

[Con.] The Garage Collection - Garage RARE

[Con.] Vintage Theatre Spotlight -


Explore - 22 Oct 13


Last post until late November.


The parking lot in front of the mural was recently sold so the days of the mural being visible are likely numbered. The piece has been in place since 2010 and surprisingly no one has ruined it with their own graffiti.


Designer: Kenson Seto

Artists: Alex Li & Falk Hensel

Year: 2010

Location: 311 East Pender

Dimensions: H. 32 feet L. 121 feet

Best Viewed: In parking lot Gore & Pender


The Lao Tsu Mural:

For Vancouver, it’s the first time the city has seen a traditional Chinese painting portraying a historical scholar and philosopher in a mural. It depicts Lao Tsu, also known as Li Er, the grand ancestor of the Lees, sitting on an ox with a scroll in his arm, gazing ahead benevolently. Painted on the right side of the mural is one of his sayings, with the translated version appearing on the left: “It takes knowledge to understand others, but it needs a clear mind to know oneself. It takes strength to surpass others, but it requires a strong will to surpass oneself.” In the background, one can see the classic scenery of white clouds floating around greenish purple mountain tops with birds soaring in yonder blue skies.


Partners: Lee’s Benevolent Association of Canada and the City of Vancouver – Great Beginnings Program, Vancouver Chinatown Merchants Association and Impark.


Second shot from the iPhone Series. Saw this in the Bar Harbor (Acadia National Park, Maine) post office. Not exactly shure what it is - I guess mailboxes or post office boxes. Whatever, I like the different shiny metal structures.

This was take in a small town called Mingela. I took this because one of my favourite numbers is 18. I love the weathered look. :)

Well, OK ... I guess you are are if you have a post office box at the Glendale post office. However, you do have a very ornate brass compartment that you can identify with.

On a walk around the neighbourhood, August 12, 2013 Christchurch New Zealand.

I've been wracking my brain for the last 3 weeks or so, trying to come up with a 'movement' card for our next live trade - would it be cheating to make a clock out of the ATC? :)


Yep, it works - I had found a clock movement at American Science & Surplus a while back for WAY cheap, so I picked it up thinking I might use it at some point. It came in handy now! I called it "Times Square" not only for the play on words, but becuase I thought it resembled that area in the late 40's - early 50's (when it looked so cool!) The materials that I used for this ATC are in my tags. :)


*For live trade in Milwaukee*

Walking towards this box from the side I thought I was in for viewing a rare gem of a UK post box, turns out to be a 'new-ish' Queen Elizabeth II era box. Not sure on the design though, not seen many of these on my travels. This one is in Brigg, North Lincolnshire and is numbered DN20 137

Explored; reached #205 9-26-09.


Mailboxes in Martin Hall at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Martin was built in 1953.

A King Edward VII wall mounted post box in the village of Kirton Lindsey in North Lincolnshire. This area is in the Doncaster postcode region and this garden wall mounted box is numbered DN21 340

The box pictured was there before there was a tree.


History of Rural Mail


Much support for the introduction of a nationwide rural mail delivery service came from the The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry-- the nation's oldest agricultural organization. Formerly, residents of rural areas had to either travel to a distant Post office to pick up their mail, or else pay for delivery by a private carrier. Postmaster General John Wanamaker was ardently in favor of Rural Free Delivery (RFD), as it was originally called, along with many thousands of Americans living in rural communities who longed for the ability to send and receive mail inexpensively.[1] However, the adoption of a nationwide RFD system had many opponents. Some were simply opposed to the cost of the service. Private express carriers thought inexpensive rural mail delivery would eliminate their business, and many town merchants worried the service would reduce farm families' weekly visits to town to obtain goods and merchandise.[2][3]


The Post Office Department first experimented with the idea of rural mail delivery on October 1, 1891 to determine the viability of RFD. They began with five routes covering ten miles, 33 years after free delivery in cities had begun. The first routes to receive RFD during its experimental phase were in Jefferson County, West Virginia, near Charles Town, Halltown, and Uvilla.


After five years of controversy, RFD finally became an official service in 1896. A massive undertaking, nationwide RFD service took several years to implement, and remains the single costliest extension of services ever instituted by the U.S. postal service (and one of the most popular).[4] In 1913 came the introduction of parcel post delivery, which caused another boom in rural deliveries. Parcel post service allowed the distribution of national newspapers and magazines, and was responsible for millions of dollars of sales in mail-order merchandise to customers in rural areas.[5] In 1916, the Good Roads Bill authorized federal funds for highway construction, which opened up roads in rural America to allow passage of mail.


Today, as in years past, the rural delivery service uses a network of rural routes traveled by carriers to deliver and pick up mail to and from roadside mailboxes. Formerly, an address for mail to a rural delivery address included both the rural route number & the box number, for example "RR 5, Box 10." With the creation of the 911 emergency system, it became necessary to discontinue the old rural route numbers in favor of house numbers and street names as used on city routes. This change enabled emergency services to more quickly locate a rural residence.


Canada Post uses a similar structure for rural mail delivery. A rural route address in Canada may or may not include a box number, depending on the community.

po boxes in a ghost town post office

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