Heart Means I Extremely Want

This is a list found in a Meijers (to non-Michiganders it’s a pre-Wal-Mart 24 hr fix-your-car-and-a-dinner retail powerhouse) parking lot on Black Friday.

Evone’s XMAS List

I was in a thrift store when I found this (though the stationary is from Amarillo, Texas). It’s kind of a random list. She lists cologne, bath powder, night gowns and the phone in her bedroom, but then random Willie Nelson 8-track tapes are mentioned, as well as a fountain for the back yard. Kinky … Continued

My Friend Frosty

I found this picture inside a hot pink envelope outside my friend’s house. We were having band practice and I was carrying a big amp up to the house- I noticed it because it was so bright with the sun shining on it.

Cockney Christmas Wishes

This blew into my feet on Walton Street in Oxford, England, in mid-June, which is an odd time of year to see a wayward letter to Santa. What I like about it is I can only make out half of what this kid has written, because I’m an American Midwesterner and this is proper colloquial … Continued

English Class Mourning

This one was found crumpled up under a seat on the bus. I can’t help but wonder what happened to make Christmas so terrible.

The Best Wish Ever

This letter to Santa was found in the street near our home.

Balls

I work in a photocopy place and the other day I stumbled across this box of forgotten photos and papers. I had no idea they had sweatshops for making Christmas tree balls. I love her dress, and how they’re drying the balls on long sticks, it really intrigues me.

A Holiday List

I found this Christmas list on the floor of local independent toy store. On the back was a list for Dad that consisted of knights, car wash supplies, music/CDs — a very interesting wish list of items.

What I Want for Christmas

This fell out of a book I picked up at the public library. The wish list was tucked inside of a thank you note for some other Christmas presents. She certainly put her request in early (or really late) for Christmas. The thank you note was mailed in 1971 and I wonder if she ever … Continued