Bring Her Back, Baby

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

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

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

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.

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.

Creepy Santa

During a renovation project at our high school,when the lockers were detached fromt the walls there were several items that had somehow made their way behind the lockers. This was one of them. There are no dates or names on the back. This santa creeps me out.

Christmas 1994

I found this picture in a diary at a rummage sale. Apparently the pretty little girl in this photo grew up to be a pretty young lady. However, at the time she was writing this diary she was in college and planning on achieving her dream of becoming a fashion designer. Let’s all hope she … Continued