Don’t Show Mom

Back in the day, my father had two main hobbies: garage sale-ing and stamp collecting. The way that these two hobbies manifested themselves in combination was when my dad would go to an estate sale (meaning someone has died), he would purchase the deceased’s collection of letters. He then would browse for any stamps of … Continued

Snowed In

I found this in a photography book published in 1977. I think the author is referring to the great blizzard of ’78.

Playing Favorites

My roomate found this on the side of the road in a box along with many other pieces of art. Reads “I love you Mommy, but I do not like you Daddy. You may be wondering where Bobby is now.”

Dear Mom and Mary

My husband found this in the parking lot of the hotel where he works. I can’t imagine what Nicholas would be sitting outside in the parking lot putting together for his mom and Mary, who apparently, were on their honeymoon, but whatever it is, I’m sure it reflects how extremely ___ he is for them.

Delivery

Found walking down Kent Street. We think it’s a couple just after a baby is delivered.

Oh, Great

I found this by a computer in a college library.

Daddy Give Me This

A couple of years ago, I received this 5 dollar bill as change from, I don’t remember where. On it is written, “Daddy give me this. 11/19/05 He said it would be the last he ever give me. I love Daddy.” Recently while scrounging for loose change with which to pay some bills, I lay … Continued

For Kyle

I found this five in the till at work when I was counting out the money at the end of the day. Of course as soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it so I switched it for a five of my own.

Hey! I’m One!

I was going to take the 2:20pm train from Richmond, CA, to Sacramento, CA, but I had just missed it. While waiting for the 3:48pm I found this picture face down on the tracks. Sometimes it not so bad to miss a train. Written on the back: “hey! i’m 1 & i got daddy confused … Continued

Tricycle Bandit

I found this in a mix of of old slides from a thrift store that I bought to test out a projector I found on the street earlier that week. Good news, the projector works like a charm.