Drivers: Take it easy on the mailbox
A most sincere thanks to my friend and the best next-door neighbor I have ever had, Allie (Wink) Whitley, who once again saw that my mailbox was damaged, took it to his shop that evening, repaired and painted it, and put it back on the post first thing the next day.
How many have neighbors like this?
But no thanks to the person who knocked my mailbox clear off its post sometime between 3:30 and 6:45 p.m. on a Monday evening without the courage, decency or courtesy to let me know it had happened. Either that person, or another, had the thoughtfulness to at least set the mailbox back on the post, resting on the paper delivery box, just like it never happened. I have lived at this address 20 years and only within the past five years or so have distracted drivers seen fit to hit my mailbox.
The first two were neighbors who let me know what happened, fixed things back up. The third time it was a roofer checking out my shingles after the hail storm and got his side mirror a little too far to the right.
At times I am beginning to wonder if cars now have decals on their doors for boxes hit, much like our flyers did in WW II for enemy kills!