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MinAvi

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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #1530 on: August 09, 2015, 10:39:48 PM »
Now I had something entirely different in mind.  I grew up in a rural area and yes, farm gates usually had a 'little house' there, but when I say little, I mean little.  A five-year old couldn't fit in one. 

They were for deliveries and pick-ups - the farmer would put out excess milk cannisters to be picked up by the local dairy, the baker would put the bread in it, the mailman (if they had service) would put parcels in it.

And on one memorable occasion, for snakes to hide in.  My cousin and uncle did the bread run, and one day Cousin opened the door of one of these things, only to have a very annoyed red-belly black snake jump out at him.  He did end up killing it, and took it home to show off.  I swear the thing was a good eight feet long - it was massive!

Maybe that's an Aussie thing? We had an old 44 gallon drum on a post for our bread run and papers each day. Which were delivered by the school bus :) We had random snakes, spiders, possums (and one very memorable night, fire crackers), all found in ours.

Gotta love rural Australia.



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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #1531 on: August 12, 2015, 10:29:56 AM »
I suspect the huge rural mailbox (44 gal / fridge / other large repurposed item) may be an Aussie thing, though I do wonder how people in remote areas in other countries manage?
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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #1532 on: August 12, 2015, 12:49:11 PM »
I suspect the huge rural mailbox (44 gal / fridge / other large repurposed item) may be an Aussie thing, though I do wonder how people in remote areas in other countries manage?
In the US, people usually go to town- I've never lived in a rural area where food could be delivered. I used to work at a rural mental health clinic, and there was funding for our poorest clients to hire someone to drive them to the clinic. Willing neighbors were remarkably easy to find, since there was a Walmart in our town. The neighbors were willing to drive by the mental health center, since they were getting a 'free' trip to town.

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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #1533 on: August 12, 2015, 11:32:08 PM »
Speaking of rural mailing addresses, I was just reading an article with an update to an old story about a woman who lives alone in the Russian taiga, far far away from other people.  She and her family lived isolated there from 1936 to 1978, when they were discovered by scientists.  Since then and since the deaths of the other family members, some scientists have kept contact with the woman and bring her food and other items from time to time.

In the comments on this article, somebody said he wished they'd post a mailing address, as he'd like to post a package to her of some nice foods/supplies to help her out.

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(In an isolated, hard-to-reach handbuilt cabin so far from civilization that it went undiscovered for 40 years and still is only reached by explorer scientists with special equipment.  A mailing address.)
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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #1534 on: August 13, 2015, 02:24:17 AM »
Speaking of rural mailing addresses, I was just reading an article with an update to an old story about a woman who lives alone in the Russian taiga, far far away from other people.  She and her family lived isolated there from 1936 to 1978, when they were discovered by scientists.  Since then and since the deaths of the other family members, some scientists have kept contact with the woman and bring her food and other items from time to time.

In the comments on this article, somebody said he wished they'd post a mailing address, as he'd like to post a package to her of some nice foods/supplies to help her out.

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(In an isolated, hard-to-reach handbuilt cabin so far from civilization that it went undiscovered for 40 years and still is only reached by explorer scientists with special equipment.  A mailing address.)

On the face of it, it sounds like a silly comment - but you could make an argument that the Scientist could have given a mailing address so that any cards/parcels/whatever could be taken up the next time he visits

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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #1535 on: August 13, 2015, 02:29:10 AM »
Speaking of rural mailing addresses, I was just reading an article with an update to an old story about a woman who lives alone in the Russian taiga, far far away from other people.  She and her family lived isolated there from 1936 to 1978, when they were discovered by scientists.  Since then and since the deaths of the other family members, some scientists have kept contact with the woman and bring her food and other items from time to time.

In the comments on this article, somebody said he wished they'd post a mailing address, as he'd like to post a package to her of some nice foods/supplies to help her out.

...

(In an isolated, hard-to-reach handbuilt cabin so far from civilization that it went undiscovered for 40 years and still is only reached by explorer scientists with special equipment.  A mailing address.)

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. Says nothing about taiga, though.

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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #1536 on: August 13, 2015, 09:45:56 AM »
While on the subject of folk dwelling alone in the taiga, if you ever come across a film called Dersu Uzala, it's worth a look.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071411/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Among other things, it depicts the interaction between the a lone hunter and "civilisation"; I won't say any more, to avoid spoilers.

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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #1537 on: August 13, 2015, 05:30:45 PM »
Speaking of rural mailing addresses, I was just reading an article with an update to an old story about a woman who lives alone in the Russian taiga, far far away from other people.  She and her family lived isolated there from 1936 to 1978, when they were discovered by scientists.  Since then and since the deaths of the other family members, some scientists have kept contact with the woman and bring her food and other items from time to time.

In the comments on this article, somebody said he wished they'd post a mailing address, as he'd like to post a package to her of some nice foods/supplies to help her out.

...

(In an isolated, hard-to-reach handbuilt cabin so far from civilization that it went undiscovered for 40 years and still is only reached by explorer scientists with special equipment.  A mailing address.)

On the face of it, it sounds like a silly comment - but you could make an argument that the Scientist could have given a mailing address so that any cards/parcels/whatever could be taken up the next time he visits

Perhaps, but it sounded like they already had that covered, bringing what they could.
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