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Mom Had Her Own Life

Found by Derrick Nelson in the Reading Room of the New York Public Library, Manhattan, New York City, New York

Found this casually discarded by itself on top of a bookshelf in the main reading room of the New York Public Library (the Stephen A. Schwarzman building to be specific). I am torn between thinking it’s sad that a mom couldn’t say this in person to her kids, it sounds like she abandoned them, and what kind of mom uses the formal expression, “thank you in advance for your understanding”? At the same time, I think how cool it must be to have a mom that leaves you secret messages hidden throughout NYC.