Dear Daddy

Found on a BART train in the Bay Area.

Whanted

I found this cute little note in the basement right after we moved into our new house.

Drinking in the Den

Found this in a collection of odds and ends on the sidewalk where a woman had apparently either died or been evicted from her home.

Ceep You Head Up

I found this in the bottom drawer of a dresser in an apartment I was cleaning out. It made me feel kind of sad.

Dear Nathan

I found this in a pile of cards in a suburb of St. Louis.

The Pretty Girl

I found this in one of my old purses. My youngest wrote it to me. Apparently she hid it there with high hopes I would find it. It’s been at least a year and half since I used that purse. Sad.

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

A Kid Raising Kids

I found this note written on an envelope on the floor in my local post office. What I find interesting is the envelope has no address written on it. I wonder if it had ever got to the intended recipient or if it was just tossed. I feel bad for whoever wrote it.

For Tom

Found while cleaning a house for renovation. I believe the previous owner died but the house was still full of things no one claimed. I saw this picture and couldn’t bring myself to throw it away. The back reads: “Aunt Jessie and Terry / Martha – went to Goucher & her brother Tom / WWII … Continued

A Day at Starved Rock

Found a camera as I was walking around Starved Rock. The camera was destroyed but the memory card survived.