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.

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

The Meeting

I found this on the ground between some buildings while taking a shortcut to plug the parking meter.

A Present from You Know Who

I was walking back from class at Cal Poly and found this on the sidewalk. Seems like this person either wants to get the other one drunk. Or maybe they are thanking them for something with a giant bottle, probably alcohol.

Drunk in Nevada City

This note is written on the back of a metallic golden paper that smells a lot of cigarettes. I found it the day after it was written on Broad Street. The style of the note struck me as full of literary possibility… the honesty, the apparent urge to write down an experience, culminating in the … Continued

AA Rose

Found this at an AA meeting I went to. This cheesy slogan might cause me to go back to drinking.

Banas Foster

Recently, at the bar where I work, a girl locked herself in the bathroom and promptly passed out. After ultimately breaking the door down, the girl’s friends took her home; it was not until we closed that we found this note. Apparently the girl’s friend thought she just needed the promise of Bananas Foster to … Continued

Drinking and Playing Cards

I found this old Polaroid in a coal miner’s house in the Bull’s Head section of Scranton. I’m not old enough to date the photo, but I’d guess 1950′s. There were other pictures with it, but this is the one I kept.

Cocktail and Cigs

I found this slide about 10 years ago when I moved into my house. It was found behind a built-in shelving unit in one of the bedroom closets that I removed when painting. I tossed it into a box of pictures since I had no slide projector or scanner to view it with. About a … Continued