I was reading Miss Millicent's blog, mail art artist, and she asked
"what does your mailbox look like?"
As you can see mine is in sad shape.
I live in a rural area and about two or three times a year
bored teenagers vandalize mailboxes or garbage cans.
Our local trash hauler gives it's customers large trashcans on wheels.
Teenagers drive by, hang out the car window and grab the trashcans handle
to see how far they can drag them down the road before they fall over.
The mailboxes are hit with a ball bat.
Life in the country.
I told my husband I was posting a picture of our mailbox.
He laughed and said in his defence (why he hasn't replaced it)
that since it is in such bad shape we don't get vandalized.
I was thinking that maybe I should buy a new box and paint it up in an artistic way or design
some cool shape and construct a new mailbox.
I would want it to be organic and rustic to blend into the landscape.
Then it hit me, why would I change it??? It fits the bill.
One day my husband will bring home a new mailbox.
Then, I will sit back and watch it age and decay into something lovely.