FOUND by Colleen Lynch in a Goodwill changing room
I couldn’t help but take the notes with me. It’s so funny sometimes the things that bother people. I immediately wanted to know who this person was and the story behind them.
FOUND by Dawna in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I purchased a bag of blank journals from a local thrift store. There was a little notebook tucked inside with a cute little elephant watermark on the pages. I flipped throught it and found this note about halfway through. I hope this father and daughter were able to work it out.
FOUND by Joe in Albany, Oregon
These three pages from a Hello, Kitty sticky pad fell from a book that my girlfriend was browsing at Goodwill. Neither of us can recall what the book was. We think there are three interwoven layers here – first, the obsessive “I love Cody/Cody is Cute/Cody is Funny” repetitive text, then the furious counter-offensive “I HATE CODY/HE’S UGLY/HE is Not Funny” text. We think the “He is retarded” was likely added by a compassionate friend – and finally, “So long ago” kind of sums up the whole middle school “Hello Kitty” love/hate thing. Whatever the case may be, if I were Cody, I’d watch my back. Whoever wrote this has a black pen, and he or she is not afraid to use it.
We’ve spent a remarkable amount of time thinking about this.
FOUND by Warren in the DAV Thrift Store, Springfield, Missouri
Found this neatly folded on the shelf with all the bags of toys at a DAV thrift store. I really feel for Destiny. I hope that Justin called her (after family dinner of course) but we may never know. This is framed and hanging in my house. Also, a friend’s band titled one of their songs “The lost love letter of…” after it.
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FOUND by Amanda C. in North Las Vegas, Nevada
I found this letter in an antique desk I bought at a thrift store a year and a half ago. I am guessing the author is an elderly woman who has lost her independence and freedom and is upset about it. I hope she’s alive and well, but I suspect that her belongings were donated to the thrift store after her passing.