Back in the early 90s I worked for the Stevens Point Parks Department, keeping downtown Main Street and the Square clean. I found a lot of weird stuff working there (you wouldn’t believe how many bullets I found), but photos are always something I feel the need to hold on to. I found this picture … Continued
Ten years ago I was teaching high school. On a Friday just after school had let out I found this piece of paper in my classroom, and realized that it could well ruin one student’s carefully mapped out plans for the weekend. I ran after him, but he was gone – and I mean gone. … Continued
I played a gig at Juanita’s, a local bar, and looked down under the stage and found this note.
I found this small note on the sidewalk (in front of some bars) in the Hawthorne neighborhood. Ruth seems like a nice lady.
I found this on the ground between some buildings while taking a shortcut to plug the parking meter.
I found this post-it note in the doorway of the government building where I work on the morning of November 6th, 2002.
I was walking back from class at Cal Poly and found this on the sidewalk. Seems like this person either wants to get the other one drunk. Or maybe they are thanking them for something with a giant bottle, probably alcohol.
This note is written on the back of a metallic golden paper that smells a lot of cigarettes. I found it the day after it was written on Broad Street. The style of the note struck me as full of literary possibility… the honesty, the apparent urge to write down an experience, culminating in the … Continued
Recently, at the bar where I work, a girl locked herself in the bathroom and promptly passed out. After ultimately breaking the door down, the girl’s friends took her home; it was not until we closed that we found this note. Apparently the girl’s friend thought she just needed the promise of Bananas Foster to … Continued
I found this old Polaroid in a coal miner’s house in the Bull’s Head section of Scranton. I’m not old enough to date the photo, but I’d guess 1950′s. There were other pictures with it, but this is the one I kept.