Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life: Parade of Books  LbNA # 55265

OwnerSunny Side Up    
Placed DateAug 21 2010
CountyWaukesha
Location???, WI
Boxes1
Found By???
Last UpdateOct 8 2010

Clues

This box is part of the Parade of Books Letterbox Series. The clues lead from box to box. You should check the first box in the series, Lord of the Flies, for general trail information.

The stamp and the puzzle in this clue were created and shared with us by MurrayHerd.

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The following words are encyclopedia entries from a funny and unusual book that is highly recommend by the stamp carver. Put them in alphabetical order to find the author’s last name. The 8th entry of those listed below relates to the image on this stamp.

MARSHMALLOWS, COFFEE, SILENCE, HANDWRITING, DIRECTIONS, RAINBOWS, BROTHER, FEMINIST, CONVERSATION

1. 2nd letter
2. 2nd letter
3. 7th letter
4. 4th letter
5. 5th letter
6. 8th letter
7. 5th letter
8. 2nd letter
9. 3rd letter

“It would be nice to have some universal ritual connected with rainbows, along the lines of a stray penny equals good luck, and a car with one headlight equals, say pididdle / make a wish. Maybe: see a rainbow, eat a sugar cube. Or see a rainbow, put a dollar in a jar; then when you leave home at eighteen, your mother sends you off with your rainbow money.”
- From “Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life”

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From the Magic School Bus Hops Home letterbox, continue down the trail, which passes under a bridge and makes a long arc to the left. After the arc, head down the short straightaway, looking for an easily accessible large tree on your left that has three main trunks. Nope, the box is not there. Take 27 more steps, then head north for six steps to large rock that is lightly mossy and about 2.5’x2’. The box is at one o’clock.

One possible place to stamp up off the main path is to go to the footpath that is on the south side of the trail between you and the large tree.