THE GINGERBREAD MAN - BOX #7 - THE GRUMPY PIG  LbNA # 62993

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

Clues

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THE GINGERBREAD MAN

~~~ Box #7: The Grumpy Pig ~~~


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 back to the Intersection of the Trails and decided to continue East up the Hillside and deeper into the woods. As he reached the Top of the Hill, he came to an Overgrown Clearing. Just to his right, he saw an old Grumpy Pig rooting about Behind a Mossy Old Octopus Tree. The Pig grunted at him and said, "Stop! Stop, I'm hungry and I want to eat you!". Scared of being eaten, the Gingerbread Man ran back down the hill saying, "I ran away from The Old Woman, I ran away from her Grandson, I ran away from The Old Gray Mare, I ran away from The Lazy Cow, 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 Pig ran after the Gingerbread Man, but she 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.