Mailboxes du Jour – 30 January 2014

Mailboxes du Jour – 30 January 2014

Today’s mailbox, owned by Carl Wood, patiently awaits your letters at 672 Maple Valley Road in the town of Coventry in the state of Rhode Island, USA. Carl (aka cwent2), is retired from the United States Air Force. He collects not only fountain pens (yeah, Carl!), but also pocket watches, die cast cars, knives, and bald eagle figures. Judging by the size of his mailbox, either some of the die cast cars are nearly life-size or many of his fountain pens are oversize: InCoWriMo starts in two days! Carl has taken The Pledge. Have you? Carl would love to receive your InCoWriMo cards and letters: Carl Wood 672 Maple Valley Road Coventry, RI 02816 USA Sidebar: Being from the left coast, I find ZIP Codes that start with a zero fascinating. As InCoWriMo officially kicks off, please continue sending me photos. During February I’ll feature Letters du Jour posts that will show off the letters we’re sending as well as the letters we’re receiving....
Prof Dr Tarquin Danglebury Endorses InCoWriMo 2014

Prof Dr Tarquin Danglebury Endorses InCoWriMo 2014

Ah! There you are! And the moment for which we’ve all been waiting (with breath abated). I could write award worthy prose here, but they would not receive your attention. All you really want to do is click “play.” In fact, I bet you’ve done so already… Related: How to Write a Letter (video) 28 People Who would Love your Letters InCoWriMo 2014 Planning Calendar Bow Ties (& Rhinos) for Your Website...
Mailboxes du Jour – 27 January 2014

Mailboxes du Jour – 27 January 2014

Proudly standing at 23927 Suttle Road in Veneta, Oregon, is the charming, wood sheltered mailbox of Mark Harris, aka Type40. Like many of us, Mark leads a busy life. Thankfully, for the second year in a row, he will carve the necessary time away from bee keeping, candle making, archery, fencing, cycling, knitting, etc., etc., in order to participate in InCoWriMo. You are an InCoWriMo Poster Child, Mark! And your mailbox is cool: You won’t find mark on Twitter, but you can piece together his mailing address from the information above – and his ZIP Code is 97487. He’d love to hear from you. If you’d like to see your mailbox, mail drop, mail slot, etc., featured in a Mailboxes du Jour post, just send me a photo. I’m at eric at...
Mailboxes du Jour – Edison Pen World Headquarters

Mailboxes du Jour – Edison Pen World Headquarters

Today’s mailbox treat, the Edison Pen Company World Headquarters Post Office Box, comes to us from the village of Milan, Ohio – where all Edison Pens are born. Although I’ve visited Milan more than once, I would not have called it a village – even though it’s the only place I know of in America where one can still “pump first, pay later” at the gas station – but according to the Knower of All Things (aka Wikipedia), Milan is, in fact, a village. A few years ago, I had the privilege of standing directly in front of the Edison Pen Company World Headquarters Post Office Box. It was a sight to behold. I even touched it. I haven’t washed my hand since. For my next visit to Milan, I’ll call my friends at Arquitectural Digest so that they can come photograph the interior of this world-famous location. They can feature the box on the cover of their upcoming issue detailing the Joy of Minimalism. Ok, seriously, take a gander: If you’d like to see your mailbox, mail drop, mail slot, etc., featured in a Mailboxes du Jour post, just send me a photo. I’m at eric at...
Mailboxes du Jour – 22 January 2014

Mailboxes du Jour – 22 January 2014

Today’s mailbox is located on the lovely Merritt Island, in the lovely state of Florida, and is owned by our very own (and of course, very lovely) Tracy Lee. Of special note – to me at least – is the fact that it was on Merritt Island where, as a very young child, I nearly drowned in the Indian River. Had it not been for the quick actions of the neighbor (Sandy), I may well have perished – and would never have been afforded the opportunity to write these lines that have so thoroughly grabbed your attention. A vivid memory I have of Merritt Island is that of horseshoe crabs. Fascinating creatures! But coming back to the subject at hand, Tracy Lee’s mailbox, behold: Tracy’s mailbox is what’s known as a “community mailbox.” My home in California also suffers from the accursed community mailbox infestation. It is a true pet-peeve of mine, but I’ll leave that for another day. If you’d like to see your mailbox, mail drop, mail slot, etc., featured in a Mailboxes du Jour post, just send me a photo. I’m at eric at...