Special Dad

I don’t remember where I found this, most likely at a garage sale or thrift store.

Rough Childhood

While my family and I were walking on a trail I found this letter in some tall grass.

Love and Ansel Adams

My friend and I found this tucked in an Ansel Adams photography book at the Goodwill. The message was especially poignant, as we figured Dad must have died for this to reach the donation pile.

For Your Safety and Mine

Found this in the street about a mile from Clissold Park. I think Tom is in a whole heap of trouble!

Dear Daddy

Found on a BART train in the Bay Area.

Kan’t Talk

Poor kid. I figured there was some ugly divorce and as usual the kids get the crappy end of the stick.

Late Birthday Present

I found this on the Tube. An absent father mails his daughter some jeans with peanut butter and this accompanying letter, I assume.

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