Mabye

I spent many hours over the course of two days at this year’s Dump Days Tag Sale — an annual fundraising event in our town — hunting and pecking through the junk to find and buy all sorts of cool stuff that I don’t need. It was a boom year. And then, at the very … Continued

DON’T THINK TOO MUCH, JUST PLAY

Found this while browsing at a used book fair. Wish I could remember the name of the book it was hiding inside, but I didn’t want to buy the book, so I put it back, but kept the note (score!). It’s a sweet note from a mom to her kid, a sort of pep talk … Continued

Love, Margo

Found on the ground in a Costco parking lot.

Acid Family

My lover, Michelle, found an interesting toolbox at a garage sale. When she opened it, there were slides inside. She asked the man running the sale about them. He said he bought the box at a garage sale the previous year, but never ended up using it. Michelle bought the case, kept the slides, and … Continued

Just Fake Her Handwriting

I work for a touring puppet company and, as a result, often spend time in elementary schools. I found this note on the cafeteria floor where we’d set up our stage for an afternoon show. I’m guessing this is either a rough draft of a forgery, or that Mrs. Hernandez needs to brush up on … Continued