FOUND by Laura Martin in Santa Monica, California
I found this rather cryptic to-do list in the alley behind my apartment building; there are always little whirlwinds of interesting debris out there. The back of the list has part of a computer print-out of this person’s bank account, which had $50,860.92 and then shows a withdrawal of $49,753.42 – perhaps because he or she was “sailing off?” I like to imagine it as a to-do-before-leaving-town-for-good list: give away pet lizards, give that relationship a final “infusion” before long distance sets in, that one last workout, then setting sail.
FOUND by Emily Long in Chicago, Illinois
During a stop at the Union Stock Yard gate on the south side, I came across this little yellow sticky in front of the historic (c.1872) gate. Through this entryway once passed the people and livestock that made Carl Sandburg dub Chicago the “hog butcher to the world.” Up to your liking? I’d say so.
FOUND by Michael Peragine in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Found on a car displaying a “Peace is Patriotic” sign.
FOUND by Marc Gauthier in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
I found this carefully-torn piece of lined paper on a hospital floor. I suspect the writer made a number of these, one for each of the shuffleboard gang, like tickets.