FOUND by TC in Portland, Oregon
Was in a box of letters, photos, postcards and other items, abandoned in the attic by the prior owners of the house my brother bought recently.
FOUND by Antony in Bristol
We won this book in a charity raffle at a gig on Valentine’s Day, and I got a big cheer when I went up to collect it. I was even more pleased when we found this amazing dedication inside. At first I assumed it was a present from a creepy older guy to a woman he had designs on; but, when I read to the end and saw a woman’s name, it took on a more poignant overtone.
FOUND by John Woodley Park, Washington, DC
I found this post-it note on the sidewalk next to the playground at the Aidan Montessori School in Woodley Park, Washington, DC. I imagine the note is related to a classroom activity where letters are converted to piano notes, and maybe a student passed this note to a friend when they realized that their name is pretty when translated into piano notes.
FOUND by Anne Pratt in an old book
I found this postcard in an old book at a Texas Public Libraries sale. The postmark date is unreadable, but the photo caption says it’s the “newly-constructed” Tiffany Tower, which was began construction in 1977 according to Wikipedia. It says:
Having a ‘Ball’ Needless to say, no time to write. 3 am. Tell you all about it – Virginia. Well, exchange crying towels.
I’ve always wondered if she was really having a good time or not.
FOUND by Mandy in Culver City, California
My roommate was putting in a new shelf unit, in her closet, when this piece of paper fell to the floor. Folded up into a tiny piece of paper, written on the front and back, Milli stashed this away behind a piece of wood in the closet. I hope she was single and not in an unhappy marriage. and she would be able to find a nice man and check some of the attributes off of the list.
FOUND by Jessica F. at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
My roommate Tracey found this remorseful letter on the ground near her school. The saddest part is that it had been sealed with tape and obviously never opened, meaning either that it never reached its recipient, or that she threw it on the ground without reading it.