This note was found in my friend Cory’s high school locker after, presumably, having been dropped in there by mistake. We found it on 12/3/2000 and I kept it in my wallet for the next 10 years. On the heavy side, I was an American high school student and this was a year and a half after the Columbine shootings. The sort of 1950′s sock-hop innocence of this note helped me remember that the entire world wasn’t always going to hell all the time. It kinda gave me perspective.
I love the way she emphasizes the words “Sometimes”, “care about”, and “one” with an underline in the second paragraph. I also love the question, “Do you hold hands?” Some of her turns of phrase are pure genius.
Also, caught your show in Bloomington last night. Thanks for coming to our little town! the show was great, and I hope you had a good time!
I was waiting for my sister, who was at the DMV. I took a walk down Main Street and on my way back I saw this photograph on the ground. It hadn’t been there 15 minutes earlier. On the back it is dated 1977. It sure looks it, too.
I found this notebook while walking through my neighborhood. Oddly, this is the only page with what seems to be a child’s handwriting. The rest of the notebook contains a few recipes and some notes from the Franklin Covey time management program in very neat handwriting. There is no name or contact information. I think it is beautiful. Who wouldn’t want to be the star in someone’s heart?
My mom and I returned to her house after shopping one day to find this photo lying upside down quite neatly on the wooden border of her garden. The back reads “to Elena, my best friend in the whole world Becca ’79′ .” My folks have lived in that house since 1983 and raised all three of us girls there, and we have known most of our neighbors. Nevertheless, Mom and I racked our brains for a neighbor that looked anything like this girl or was named Elena or Becca and couldn’t come up with anyone that would fit.
After poring through my archives, I found the companion photo photo for “Piano Man,” which was Find of the Day for Nov. 10, 2006. This appears to be part of some play, where the young man in the previous photo was impressing the ladies with his piano chops. Here, he appears to be escorting one of the ladies to the prom.