Thursday, November 13, 2014

Red Letter Box on Gate

Letter Box
From my childhood days I show interest on red letter boxes that hang from the gates of many houses in my neighbourhood and while coming back from school then, I truly wish to have one such box hung from our own gate. While residing in our native house in Adyar, we shared a common gate with uncle’s workshop so we hadn’t had a chance or truth to be said, we don’t had a necessary to place a letter box since almost our relatives and friends are from within Chennai and easily reachable. The only family that sent us letters/greeting cards was from our great aunt’s who stayed away from city.

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Even after shifted to apartment in neighbourhood, we don’t have the chance or need to place a letter box because there was already a common box for every block and the watchman himself will distribute the letters to right home while he comes around. The letter boxes in eye-catching red, with words refer to what it was in white against black cap with a gap inside to drop the letter. I find interesting how post man drops the letter inside, and many boxes I have seen had locks to keep safe the letters from ill beings. A house that was opposite to ours in Adyar had the letterbox placed inside their compound wall with just a gap on wall to leave the letter.

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I link this post, with the red letter box hanging along the gate from one of our neighbours, to the Run a Round Ranch’s Good fences. The photos on the letter box was shot from the mobile camera (2 mega pixel), while being out one evening in wheelchair to a nearest park. So pls bear with the quality. I also added a photo from the park, above, where kids play sliding. I find this particular side very colorful and fun sliding down.

17 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i like the cute, old letter box, too! thanks, jeevan!

Simran said...

The Red Letter Box fascinates me as well :)
It's like, our open heart waiting and wishing to listen from our dear ones.

Margaret Adamson said...

Certainly that old letter box have had many letter posted in it over the years. if it could read, what stories it could tell!

L. D. said...

Living in the country we had a delivery box. We got all of our bills and mail from relatives on holidays. I now go to a post office box in town and do a combination to get the door open.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi, I enjoyed reading about your Red Letter Box... When I was a child, we always had little boxes right by our front door, for the mail.. That was convenient.. BUT--in more recent years, all of the mail boxes have been out on the roadsides (which is more convenient for the mail carriers who just drive by and leave the mail--from inside their cars)... Big apartment complexes or condo units have a 'common' place where mail is picked up... All of this is quite a bit different from the days when the mailman would come to our doors!!!!! The mailman was always my friend when I was a little girl!

Hugs,
Betsy

Ida said...

Very neat red letter box. I liked reading about it too and yes that slide is very colorful and fun.

Pooja Mittal said...

we use to have this red letterbox when I was little, pics brought back so many memmories
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Felicia said...

I like the red color of the box on the blue gate.

That sliding board is very pretty and colorful too.

ladyfi said...

Love that colourful playground and the red letter box.

ashok said...

I think these red boxes are slowly vanishing...

Indrani said...

Good one for the meme Jeevan.

Destination Infinity said...

I like the larger post box, in red and black, kept on the roads for public to drop their letters to be collected by postman. Those days, it was a common sight, but nowadays I seldom see one.

Destination Infinity

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love that letter box! I've never seen one. Interesting! Have a wonderful weekend, Jeevan.

Chandra said...

Hi Jeevan,
Very nice contrast of the red mailbox against the blue gate. It was always fun to get letters and send them too. I still send handwritten letters to friends and family. Would be delighted to send you a card. If you like a card, please just Email me your address.

Take care.

Peace :)

Twilight Man said...

That's interesting letter box. If you could give me your address, I will send you beautiful postcards from my country!
My email is twilightzone518@gmail.com

Locomente said...

I miss those little letter boxes these days though ...

Nice one!

Pattu Raj said...

Very nice . We too have one. Unfortunately, no one sends letters, except some bills and advertisements. All are online now .