Under the Wire

Who needs a mailbox anyway?


March 28, 2024

If you live in the country you probably share a bond with everyone else who lives outside city limit signs. This common denominator is the lowly mailbox. Since prehistoric times (which means longer than I can remember) the mailbox has been our link with the outside world.

Unlike our city friends, rural mailboxes have character. In town, a mailbox may be just a slot in the front door or a metal box on the front porch. Country mailboxes have character. Mailboxes are a sentry assigned to a lonely outpost far from the home campfire. The job of a mailbox usually is a lonely one. A few are lucky eno...

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