Tuesday, January 19, 2010

We've Got Mail!

Fate: destiny, an inevitable course of events.

Don't you just love TJ Maxx?
I do!
Strolling the isles
it caught my eye.
On the shelf sat a mailbox.
A funky little mailbox.
I picked it up.  Put it back down.
Picked it up.  Put it back down
Then walked away.
Woke up the next day and knew I had to have it,
that funky little mailbox.
By now 24 hours had passed and I live 40 minutes away.
Would it still be there?
Frankie-our now son-in-law. (wasn't at the time)
who lives just around the corner from TJ's came to my rescue.
A few days later that funky little mailbox came home..
Mr. Norm loaded up the truck with all the neccessary tools,
we were going to have a mailbox.

Do you know that I had never opened this mailbox up!

Look what I found inside!


Isn't that the cutest funky little rooster!

Nothing in either direction for over a 1/2 mile!
This mailbox has become a land mark of our town.
We've overheard the following on different occasions.
"Well, 8 miles after the rooster mailbox"
"The right 2 miles beyond the rooster mailbox"
We introduced ourselves as the proud  owners of
"The Rooster Mailbox"
Gotta love it!

This little rooster stands post at the end of our driveway.
Marking the beginning of "The Turner Farm"

We maintained our P.O. Box, 26 miles away,
for over a year waiting for our town to issue us an address.
It never bothered us, the fact that it took so long.
We were too busy - building.
 Well maybe once!
When I called to order satelite tv. 
Operater:  Mrs. Turner, can I have your phyiscal address?
Me (instant deer in the headlight look): well it's on the River Road
and it's located at "The Rooster Mailbox".
Operater:  Mrs. Turner we need a legal physical address.
Me: hmmm...(thinking- don't you know the rooster mailbox?)
 I'll have to call the town office.  I will get back to you.
I wonder if she is still waiting for my call.
We've discovered a better form of entertainment.


  1. Hey, welcome to the DIY blogging world! I look forward to seeing what you create! Cutest mailbox I've ever seen. I use to handpaint the ones on my parent's farm too. In fact, I have it in my backyard as we speak. A hand done horse and cow on it. And know what it says on the back? The Back. Original huh? LOL

    Hopping over from 1000 Followers Event. Thanks for joining in!

    Funky Junk Donna

  2. Thank you Donna, I would love to see the mailboxes you painted. That is why, I kept putting it back. I told myself - I can paint one. Imagine my surprise when I opened it up and found the head and tail!

  3. Love the mailbox, too cute!! We're known as the THE yellow house on our road...I'd much prefer to be known for our mailbox...well, if it was like yours, anyway!

    Be well ~Andrea~

    PS. I'm enjoying your blog immensely!