THE GINGERBREAD MAN - BOX #1 - THE OLD WOMAN  LbNA # 62987

OwnerFledermaus    
Placed DateFeb 22 2011
CountyKitsap
LocationHowe Farm Park, Port Orchard, WA
Boxes1
Found ByTeam Burt (Attempted)
Last UpdateAug 4 2013

Clues

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THE GINGERBREAD MAN

~~~ Box #1: The Old Woman ~~~


This box is 1 of 9 boxes in a series. You may seek each of them independently of another and in no particular order. The Stamps, Logbooks and Containers are hand-made!

Back in 2006, "Papaya" created a box series named "The Gingerbread Man". Needless to say, I went looking for them and had lots of fun hunting for them. However, I was able to find only 5 out of 6 boxes.


A few years later, after the owner moved out of state and archived the series, I accidentally discovered one of them was still in it's original hiding place. So, I set out to find what remained of the series.


With 4 of the 6 original boxes and stamps found, I commissioned 5 more stamps to be carved by "Terrakacher". Subsequently, I created my own rendition of the "Gingerbread Man" story with 9 boxes.


Now you have the chance to hunt for this series. Some of the places, where my boxes are hidden, are the originally hiding places. I hope you have fun hunting for this letterbox series as I did several years ago!

WARNING!!! There are lots of Noxers walking their dogs in this park! So, please be cautious when you are retrieving and replacing each of the boxes from their hiding places!

Once upon a time, Mr. and Mrs. Howe lived happily on a farm in Port Orchard, WA. One day, Mrs. Howe decided to bake some treats for her Grandson, who was coming for a visit that day. So, she carefully mixed up the batter, rolled out some of the dough and cut it into a perfect Gingerbread Man and put him into the oven.


A short time later, she opened the oven door and saw the Gingerbread Man was done. So, she set the cookie sheet upon the counter and remarked, "What a fine looking Gingerbread Man you are!"


After cooling, she gave him sugar icing for his eyes and mouth and dressed him smartly with a green candy bow-tie and buttons made of yummy red cinnamon drops.


Suddenly, the Gingerbread Man got up from the cookie-sheet, jumped off the counter and ran out the door. The Old Woman ran after him, but when she reached the Door at the SE Corner of the Barn, she sat down on the North Side of it to rest.


As the Gingerbread Man ran out of site, she could still hear him singing and saying, "I won't be anyone's snack today. So, run, run, as fast as you can! You can't catch me! I'm the Gingerbread Man!"

There are several versions of The Gingerbread Man over the last many decades since it's inception. I have taken the liberty of combining various portions of different versions, to include a few enhancements of my own, within this letterbox. You may want to visit these links:


THE ORIGINAL GINGERBREAD MAN STORY

GINGERBREAD MAN RELATED STORIES

RECIPES TO MAKE YOUR OWN GINGERBREAD TREATS


BAKING TIP: Use Grain or Cane Sorghum instead of Molasses and Natural Brown Sugar instead of Processed White Table Sugar for improved quality and taste.