New Bedford Neighbors Share Special Backyard Mailbox
The phrases "you've got mail" and "something came in the mail today" have a different meaning for this mailbox.
There are some New Bedford neighbors who have been friends for years. How do I know this? Well, that's because I'm one of those neighbors and this is our backyard mailbox.
My neighbor is a prominent local chef who makes a mean steak. Every now and then, she cooks extra food or spoils me with a home-cooked meal, but our schedules are always different. One day, she thought up the idea to put up a double-sided mailbox to have somewhere to store the food if I'm not home.
Once I'm finished eating and get around to cleaning the borrowed Tupperware, I can then return the plastic bowls and plates into the mailbox and toss up the red flag. Talk about genius.
Thanks to the power of social media, if I see that she's having a tough day at work, I can use the mailbox to leave a special surprise or a shot of Fireball for when she gets home. Think about it, how excited do people get when they get mail or a package delivered to their house? It's essentially the same thing, except in a backyard where no one can get to it but her and I.
Need to borrow some sugar? I shoot her a text and she can just go out whenever to the backyard and leave it in the mailbox for whenever I get the second to retrieve it. All I'm saying is that life is full of surprises and little things that speak volumes. To me, that's our backyard mailbox.