It was somewhere around my 12th birthday when my mom bought me a teen devotional from a thrift store. I was flipping through the book when this picture fell out. I showed it to my mother. She told me to pray for her. So I did. And I have been, for years now.
I have always secretly hoped that I might meet her one day, and she’ll be living a pleasant, wonderful life.
FOUND by Mark Teeple on a sidewalk table outside Moriarty’s Pub, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Cold rainy night, sampling local brews in Center City Philadelphia. Had to leave the pub several times to reload parking meter, each time I walk out and into the pub, I noticed this photo just laying on the patio table on the sidewalk. The wind never blew it away and it caught my eye several times. I remembered the FOUND site and decided to pick up the photo and submit it.
Found this checklist inside a used book in. Was inspired to adopt it as my Wednesday morning pre-work routine as well. Makes Humpday a little more manageable as I was in the habit of forgetting shoes on Wednesdays.
FOUND by DJ in Crown Memorial Beach, Alameda, California
I found this buried under some sand at the beach. I was really looking for a lens that fell out of my glasses, but instead found this enigmatic note. I’m sure what’s meant by “the computer said you would be born…” but it’s a really moving letter. I wonder if it was lost or if it was left in the sand on purpose.
My friend Amy found an old photo album and she gave it to me after I showed her Found Magazine #1. This little girl’s name is Jacqueline and the album follows her through the 3rd grade. Daddy (Uncle? Grandpa?) is kind of creepy, isn’t he?