THE GINGERBREAD MAN - BOX #4 - THE OLD GRAY MARE LbNA # 62990
|Placed Date||Feb 22 2011|
|Location||Howe Farm Park, Port Orchard, WA|
|Found By||Team Burt (Attempted)|
|Last Update||Aug 4 2013|
ATTENTION: This Letterbox and Stamp are missing and I need help carving a new stamp.
This Letterbox may be available on other websites, except Atlasquest!
THE GINGERBREAD MAN
~~~ Box #4: The Old Gray Mare ~~~
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!
The Gingerbread Man ran Southeast to a Big Maple Tree, whereupon he saw The Old Gray Mare grazing in the field. "Neigh," said the Horse, "You look mighty tasty. I think that I would like to eat you." "But you can't!" said the Gingerbread Man. "I ran away from The Old Woman, I ran away from her Grandson, And I can run away from you! Yes, I can!" As he ran, he said, "Run, run, as fast as you can! You can't catch me! I'm the Gingerbread Man!" The Horse galloped after the Gingerbread Man, but he could not catch him. The Gingerbread Man continued running, laughing and singing.
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.
Last Edited / Updated: 02:11:16 AM Sun, May 24 2015.