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Sunday, August 12, 2007


Letterboxing is a new fun thing for kids to do. There are websites that list where these letterboxes are hidden and you can go out and hunt for them. A lot of them are on hikes or scenic trails. Once you find the box it has a stamp, ink pad and a little record book. Each person who letterboxes has their own book, stamp and ink pad. You take their stamp and stamp it in your book and record the date and name of the letterbox and then you put your stamp in their book with a message about yourself. My sister started doing it with her kids and she gave Julian an early birthday present a couple of weekends ago. We did two hikes up north last weekend. Jullian and I did another one today down the street from my parent's house on a trail that goes out in the woods and eventually winds through Phillips Exeter Academy. We took the trail to the letterboxing site which is at a gravestone for a woman buried in 1812. She died in childbirth at the age of 27 and was buried out there on her families farm land. I am not sure why she and her infant baby are the only ones buried out there. It is kind of creepy out there but we found the box and got out of there before the ghost of Susannah Holmann got us.


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