Sunday, September 27, 2009
I thought I would give you all a good laugh....
This is kind of a funny story.
I was looking for unusual mailboxes.
I think I hit the jackpot. Don't you?
Florida is famous for unusual and creative mailboxes.
You might think this is for Halloween..LOL...but this stays up year around. I debated for a long time if I had the nerve to knock on the creator's door because I had to pull into his driveway.
Now let me describe this place. It sits right on a busy road. His house has a rebel flag on the roof and various symbols hanging on the walls of the house. I immediately thought he was probably marching to his own drum beat.
I was not sure if it was a private residence or a club of some kind...maybe a motorcycle gang hang-out, or something worse. I did not know but I knew I had to get a photo. So, I knocked on the door.
It opened immediately. A man with dirty hair down to his mid-back answered the door looking at me through the screened door. When he found out what I wanted, he smiled a mostly toothless grin, but his eyes stayed glazed over.....are you thinking what I am thinking?
Anyway, he happily informed me that two to three people a day stop by and ask permission to photograph his mailbox.
Well, I learned a lesson today. Don't judge a book by its cover!!! But I probably wouldn't want to read this book either.
He was very nice to me and I thank him for allowing me to capture these fun photos. :)