I have to say that I’m a bit excited about this card. Not because I think it is some stellar work of art. Not because I am about to reveal the coolest, most fascinating bit of postal trivia. Not because I discovered some mind-blowing post office muralist. I am excited about this card because of its utter randomness.
This weekend, we said good-bye to a former neighbor by scattering her ashes in Puget Sound. It was her wish. Fortunately, I have a friend who lives in Indianola, Washington, which is on the Sound. After we in-urned (actually, there was no urn — so I guess that isn’t the right term) Maria into the Sound, we went back to my friend’s house where he showed me his “cold smoker.” No, it is not a crabby ancient aunt who chain smokes. It is a TOTALLY SKETCHY home made device used for making cured meats like bacon and prosciutto. And do you know…DO YOU KNOW?? what part of the device is made from? That’s right. A mail box. Here, take a look:
Do not disparage the easily amused, for our lives are rich and full of joy.