I was lucky. I bought a brand new mailbox a few days earlier because the door on my old, ugly, sturdy one wouldn’t stay closed. I had it setup and ready to go out on the post but I got busy with something else and didn’t put it up.
After the “incident,” my neighbor and I put up new mailboxes. Fast-forward to Memorial Day 2010.
I just got back from Smith Rock really late the night before and was headed out to Troutdale. Andrea’s brother Jay was getting back from his mission that day so I thought I would go over early to see if I could help out. The Riding girls put me to work right away. A little later, I checked my phone and had a missed call from my roommate Joe. When I called him back, I got the news. No more mailbox!
These are the new posts but you can get an idea of where she traveled.