Lil' Peep LbNA # 36971 (ARCHIVED)
|Placed Date||Nov 22 2007|
I’ve been working on a series of letterboxes that I wanted to use for my first plant ever. On Monday November 19th, however, I was inspired to make my first plant something different.
It was on this day, at 8:18am, that my wife gave birth to my 5th child. That’s not a type o… I said 5th. (I was an only child who longed for siblings…this is the result of never having any.) Now for almost 16 years now I have raised nothing but girls. There’s nothing like having a house full of sweet “daddy’s girls”. I'm blessed to have such beautiful angels around me.
My wife has a sister, and their mother has 3 sisters. The last boy born in their family was my wife’s grandfather, and he had sisters also. The odds for a boy to be born in this family are slim. I’m thinking there’s a Y chromosome deficiency or something.
Needless to say, my son’s arrival is a big deal for the family. While looking out the window after his arrival, I noticed a paved walking trail that surrounded the hospital. I thought it would be pretty cool to plant a letterbox in my new baby’s honor. He’s a big “1ts” for me, so it seemed appropriate.
Stonecrest Medical Center is located just off I-24 in Smyrna. It's easy to see from the interstate. Take exit 66, Sam Ridley Parkway and head East. You first light should be Stonecrest Blvd. Take a Right...and the entrance to the Medical Center is on the right, just past the Shell station. Head to the back parking area...to the left of the 3 big flagpoles. While in the back lot you should see an area with some benches and fountains that come up from the ground on the right. I don't know if they'll be on with the weather 'n all. On the left side of the back lot, you'll see part of the trail running along side a treeline. At the end of the tree line, closest to the interstate, is a giant rock just next to the path. Standing at the back half of the rock, look into the wooded area and about 10 yards in there's an old stump to the right of a big tree, about 3' tall. It's almost even with the pole for the roadside billboard. Inside the top of the stump, under some leaves, is the Lil' Peep. ( keep in mind, this is my first pouch too...a genuine mstrwndl knock-off.)
This a quick grab you could easily hop out of the car and get. I planted it
on Thanksgiving Day...when the Lil' Peep was given the tumbs up to come home. Both baby and mommy are happy, healthy, and home. There's much to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving Day.