Last Friday, “06880” reported the vandalism of mailboxes on Cross Highway and in Greens Farms.
One of the stolen boxes was particularly upsetting. This weekend was the 3rd anniversary of the death of the homeowner’s husband.
When they moved into their home, she wanted a red mailbox. He bought it for her, as a gift. Now it was gone.
“06880” readers responded quickly. Several offered to contribute money for a new mailbox. One man said he’d ride his bike throughout the neighborhood, searching in the woods.
Yesterday, she awoke to a new mailbox.
Her friends had bought it, and installed it overnight.
It still must have been a tough Mother’s Day. But every day from now on, that red mailbox will remind her of her husband.
And her many Westport friends.