The interview Frank Nesmith and I did with Heather Burgiss on UNC-TV premiered last night. They did a wonderful job. The footage of the mailbox and Bird Island was spectacular, and they selected some great entries from the journals to read. They showed the whole spectrum of emotions that people put in to the Kindred Spirit journals, everything from happy, silly entries to heart-wrenching stories of love and loss.
With each interview and newspaper article done about the mailbox, I hope its significance translates to the next generation so that this landmark will be around for years to come.
Here is the full program, you can skip ahead to minute 9:30 for the segment:
Or watch the segment below:
On a remote NC beach, thousands of visitors & locals alike have trekked for decades to pen their deepest thoughts in journals tucked inside a special mailbox. In this latest installment of #MyHomeNC, Heather Burgiss introduces us to the once secret caretaker of this magical place and sacred tradition.
Posted by UNC-TV on Thursday, July 30, 2015