FOUND by Amanda Rekenwith in Waco, Texas
After storage auctions, we often find personal cards, letters, and momentos. In a recent locker in Waco, Texas we found a treasure trove of love letters between Lilian and Ismael. Ismael was here in Texas while Lilian stayed behind in Honduras. All of their passion was made all the more poignant when we found their divorce decree amid the other papers.
FOUND by Tricia in Sammamish, Washington
Just taking my usual night walk when my husband and I found this. We would love to know the translation.
FOUND by Jonathan tied to the stick of a spent firework, found laying in our garden New Year’s Day.
We live in Germany. As far as I can make out, it says:
“Dear heaven, I wish for more serenity for me, a friend for Carmen, health for Claudi and me, a new job! peace on Earth and always the right decisions! A star for you! Mama you passed on, you are missed so much”
I think I got the gist of it, and I hope that by sharing it, whoever wrote it gets what they wish for. Happy New Year!! :-)
[We'd love a decent translation of this note-- if there are any Arabic speakers out there, hit us up at with a translation! -- Eds]
FOUND by Emma in St. Fergus, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
I found this on the beach while I was walking my dogs. I have no idea as to what it says as I cannot read Arabic. When I found the letter it was wrapped up in a tiny blue material pounch held together by one safety pin. My guess is that it is a love letter from a woman as the paper is covered in a very strong smelling perfume.
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FOUND by Joyce Singer in Gamla Stan, Stockholm, Sweden
My mom found this sign on the ground. It was a two-sided sign. Who knows what it says in Swedish, but the message in English is very clear.
FOUND by Edith in Stockholm, Sweden
Found on the bus. Kinda heartbreaking, ‘cuz it’s just thrown away, you now… Hope they’re ok. “Do you wanna read this, do you really wanna know what I am thinking about when I’m like you said ‘absent’? Maybe everything’s going to be wrong and 13 years of true friendship gonna be destroyed by too much love. That’s what I’m thinking about, all the time. If I should take the risk. If I dare. Dare to say that… to you. It’s even hard to write. But, I love you. ‘Well, what’s with that?’ You may think. ‘We’re friends, of course you love me!’ But I love you more than that. I’m in love with you.”