Endless Love

I bought Nicholas Sparks’ A Walk to Remember at my local library’s bookstore. A beautiful but tragic love story. Inside I found a real love letter written on the first page. After reading it I couldn’t help but wonder what happened to them and why anyone would misplace such a beautiful letter.

Christmas Card List

This was inside an old recipe box. Instead of recipes it was a record of a woman’s daily affairs from the 1930s and early 1940s. It was mostly addresses but also included some of her expenses, rules for card games, a few diagrams of electric circuits and a long list of books she wanted to … Continued

Andrew’s Christmas List

My husband found this wish list sometime in July or August. I wonder if Andrew is still bitter that he didn’t get a pet rhino, or if he understands that his demanding wishes will take more than a few weeks to fulfill.

Christmas Rapping

Found this in the sleeve of a record I bought from a local thrift store. The record was the single “In the Spirit” by Twilight 22, an 80′s rap song with a Christmas theme.

XMAS Poo

Whenever I find a discarded spiral notebook with unused paper in it, I save it for students who don’t bring paper to class. Sometimes these spiral notebooks have some interesting stuff in them. This drawing is one. I’m not a science teacher, but the shape of this guy reminds me of what I remember about … Continued

Bring Her Back, Baby

After dragging my Christmas tree curbside, I found this soggy note next to my mailbox.

Merry Christmas

I found this small note on the sidewalk (in front of some bars) in the Hawthorne neighborhood. Ruth seems like a nice lady.

Merry Christmas, Dad?

In the post-Christmas season, its pretty predictable to find a lot of cast-off Christmas decorations in thrift stores, especially with the ever-popular New Years Resolutions of “getting organized” or “reducing clutter” being made recently by families everywhere. The subject matter immediately struck me as being awesomely … awkward, but at the same time quite thoughtful, … Continued

Double Half Caf Raspberry Macchiato with Soy Milk

We found a series of slides on the street corner in the Sunset District while walking our dog… Some of them were professional travel slides, purchased on trips, but others were family photos, taken during holidays sometime in the early 1970s. The pictures made us happy and sad — so reminiscent of the 1970s middle … Continued

A Christmas Greeting

Found this on a shelf in the business section at a bookstore a couple weeks before Christmas. It’s written on the back of a bank deposit receipt. The account balance was $1,663.47.