I pulled this thread back up because I found the symbolic meanings of some of these numbers. I posted this on another board ... so this is what I said:

*I have seen some posts on other forums regarding the number “17” on Ennis’ mailbox and what that might symbolize. First we see Ennis sticking on the “1” and then the “7”. I have done some perusing and I found these symbolic meanings for the numbers, “1” and “7”. I also looked up “8” since the “1” was put up first and then the “7” was added. Here is what I found … for what it’s worth! *

**One** - clearly represents unity, primacy, the first, the best, the only, it has no divisors, no factors, no components, it is universal, whole and complete. One is independent of all other numbers, is the source of all other numbers.

**Seven** - is from a root word meaning to be complete or full.

**Eight** - is seven plus one, and is hence the start of a new order, the beginning of a new era. Eight thus represents regeneration and resurrection.

Interesting, huh?

I think that fits our guys pretty well. What do y'all think?