A Texas woman identified as Roberta Wright has people from all over the world wondering whether a mailbox can double as an oven thanks to a joke posted to social media this week.
But, did Roberta Wright really do it?
Did Roberta Wright really bake bread in her mailbox?
“I have been contacted by people I’ve never heard from. Countries I’ve never heard from,” Roberta Wright, the viral mailbox baker, said.
Hundreds of people wanted to know how Wright did it.
This week, she shared images on social media of what looks like her baking bread with her mailbox.
An idea sparked by the recent string of Houston’s hot, humid days.
“That kind of triggered it. What else could you do if you have to use your oven mitts if it’s that hot there inside a rusty old mailbox. What else could you do,” Wright wondered.
A viral post that’s sparked suggestions on what else the mailbox could be used for.
“Can you put a pizza in your oven? It’s a little narrow. I’m willing to try it. It’s kind of fun,” Wright said.
A function that saves money on electricity but could create issues for Wright’s deliveries.
“I bet it would be a nice surprise for your mail carrier. My response is, only bake on Sunday. No mail delivery,” Wright joked.
If the story seems too good to be true, it’s because it is.
Roberta Wright, went viral for her humorous claim of baking bread in her mailbox due to Houston’s heat. While the post was all in fun, it sparked global curiosity and suggestions for other mailbox cooking ideas. Wright emphasizes the power of storytelling. #heatwave #heat pic.twitter.com/rCvI16s5rV
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Who is Roberta Wright?
Wright is a retired educator and administrator, as well as a mom and grandma, who seeks to continue inspiring creativity, self-reliance, and problem-solving in children through her writing.
She published her first book in February titled Out of This World Granny.