I discovered this picture on the outside window ledge of a restaurant that used to be a railroad depot in Louisiana. I don’t know what the guy is rolling up – it’s kind of like he stops mid-toke with that regular cigarette when he sees what the other guy is working on. If you blow it up, you’ll see coins in the tall guy’s outstretched hand, and that they seem to be standing in front of a cage. A cock fight, maybe? The dressed up dude who’s rolling seems too dressed up for a cock fight, though, unless maybe it’s because he’s been booked as the opening act. The picture at first seems real early sixties, until you see the white guy in the background, sort of like it has traveled through time and picked up a recent passenger before I met it at the railroad station to bring it home. The white parts are where the photo surface has cracked and flaked off, and the other marks on the surface look as if the coating has melted in the heat. It could be a few months old, or a few years, but regardless, timeless.
This letter was found inside the cover of “Final Exit,” the how-to suicide book, in a bookstore in the Czech Republic. It’s from a carbon copy and while the date was cut off, it says it’s from Czechoslovakia, so it must be pre-1993. I didn’t buy the book.
I found this at the post office. I was standing in line and it was either forgotten or discarded with a stack of envelopes. I hope Anne appreciates the journal Carolyn apparently gave her, poor Carolyn and her messy soul!
I found this on someone’s front lawn today. At first I thought it said, “It’s all you,” and then I read more and realized that it must have been some sort of sign a child made for a free giveaway of unwanted stuff…There is an elementary school across the street. I like the “No Momey” part.
This item was stuck inside a children’s book which was mixed in with other books donated to us at the Prison Book Project (a non-profit cooperative that mails donated books to inmates in the US). I presumed it was something brought home from summer camp & was made useful as a bookmark.