Thursday, May 16, 2013

May Photo A Day : Day 16: Mailbox

I am a letter-person. I love getting and writing letters (now sadly emails). 

Throughout my growing up years till the time I was at home, my dad used to be my letterbox. I used to give him all my letters to post / courier as the Post Office was next to his Office. So, the first time I really posted the letter myself in the red letterbox, I was not sure whether I had done it correctly or whether that box was ever opened in the first place :-)

When I went to college, which was the first time I ventured out of home, I would wait for letters from friends. We would write really long letters, sometimes 7-8 pages of long notebook, even fight over who wrote a longer letter and who replied with a short one. Our letters would be conversational. We would write about everything that was going on, send greeting cards on birthdays and friendship days. Even after college, when I was in different cities and e-mails had not become such a regular part of life; I would write and wait for letters. The sight of the post man would be full of anxiety, if he had anything for me!


Now, at home, I check my letterbox below my building when it is time to get my magazines. I am as big a freak of magazines as I am of books. I have a whole bunch of them subscribed. And much to my husband's dismay, I hoard magazines too.

In this picture are the two Mailboxes in my life at the moment. The left-hand one is really a piggy bank of my husband, from his growing up years. I don't know how it got here but it is really cute, so adorns my bookshelf. The other one is of course, the society letterbox and I love it when it is full of the latest issues of my magazines. 

So, how did you find my Mailbox(es)?

Note: I really want to get back to writing letters now. They are irreplaceable and not as cold as e-mails/messages/whatsapps.

22 comments:

  1. COOL !
    My letter experiences r similar to urs and <3 that piggy bank . I had a similar one but it was not red !
    Cute pics today reema :)
    Good dya

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    1. Thank you so much :)
      I am glad you liked them. I clicked both of them both today morning before hubby left for office otherwise everything would have gone for a toss.

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  2. The little post box is really cute and I remember having it as a kid too.
    You are into magazines too!?
    I can buy any no. of books but magazines for me now-a-days are a waste of money... I prefer to read them at Salons or online. I used to subscribe RD, Femina earlier.

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    1. Thank you Shilpa :)
      I loooove Magazines too. I subscribe to Femina, Outlook, Brunch and People at the moment. Earlier I also had BBC Good Homes. Don't ask me how I read them because I hardly get time. I read them in bits and pieces and keep hoarding until the time hubby threatens to sell my books behind my back because I have so many I would never realize :(

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  3. Liked the mailboxes! Especially the one filled with new magazines! It indeed used to be a different feeling to wait for the postman and the letters from friends! Sigh...nostalgia!

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    1. Thank you so much :)
      I filled them up to take pictures. When I was going downstairs to take pictures in the morning with magazines, my hubby thought I was crazy.

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  4. Both of them are nice.

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    1. Thank you so much. I was just lucky to have that piggy bank with me :)

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    1. I couldn't decide which one to put, so I posted both :)

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  6. thts a nce addition to ur book shelf

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    1. Ya I love knick knacks on my bookshelf :-)

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  7. Husband's piggy bank still with you!!!! Cool and the back ground looks :D :D :D :D.......

    I used to loved recieving letters, never been very kene on writing one. Like u even I used tow ait for letters during hostel time...what days they were!! Sigh1!!

    Now I write at most 2 letters in a year and that too during Rakhi and writing it is a pain in the hand :D

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    1. Arre MIL brought some of his stuff like this like albums, some gifts etc.
      These days even I don't write letters. I don't know why :-( I love writing (even letters). May be I will start again.
      I remember Mom used to make me write lettes to each of my brothers during Rakhi. I would write the same things in all of them :-)

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  8. Loved the piggy bank. :) And this is such an adorable and elegant mailbox you have in your society. Cool design.

    http://www.whatmycameracaptures.com/may-photo-a-day-16/

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    1. Thank you :)
      What are you saying? These are so basic ones. They don't even have enough space for my magazines. If sometimes Femina comes up with special issues, the courier guy has to come up to deliver the magazine because it does not fit in the box :-)

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  9. I love love getting and writing letters. Lovely pictures :)

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    1. It is lost love for me now :(
      I neither write nor get any more!
      Thank you so much :)

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  10. Reema, you're another fan of loooong snail mails? :D
    I remember we used to even fill up the margins of our sheets! PS, PPS, PPPS... gosh! How I miss them! :D
    I love that little piggy-bank... it's really cute!

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    1. Yes I have been but can't really claim now because I don't write letters any more.
      I have old letters from friends.
      Ya Piggy bank is cute that is why it got space with my beloved books :)

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  11. Oh I hoard magazines too :D Yayy I am not a weirdo.

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  12. I have similar piggy bank for angel..some relative gifted it..
    Yesterday i tried hard to find it for pics but no success :-)

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