About 40 years ago, the IJ had a unique weekly feature going — an "IJ Mailbox of the Week."
Sadly, mailboxes aren't much in style any more. A similar feature today could be the "Email Inbox of the Week," but it wouldn't be nearly as interesting.
Reproduced here are two "MoW" winners, one from March 1, 1973, and one from Feb. 22, 1973.
Feb. 22, 1973
THE¿IJ¿MAILBOX OF¿THE WEEK belongs to John McKinney, Parlor Grove Road, Waynesburg Route 1. He says he used Sam Meade’s blueprints, only made his box a little smaller than Sam’s. John who is holding daughter, Amanda Jo, took welding under Sam at Somerset vocational school and now works at White-House Humphrey, Danville.
March 1, 1973
THE¿IJ¿MAILBOX OF¿THE WEEK features a Model T car wheel, painted silver and set in cement by Sherman Combs, Parlor Grove Road, Rt 1, Waynesburg. Here Douglas Combs, 9th grader at Memorial, checks the family mail.
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