Cover for Tools

One night while closing a local coffee shop in small-town Minnesota, I found this sheet of paper on top of the toilet in our bathroom. I hope the party was as good as they hoped and no one over 30 came.


I found this on the street in the late seventies. There are shoeprints on the back. My guess is they’re sisters.

Kamikaze Waterslide

I was looking through the children’s book section of a thrift store and this fell out of a Funk and Wagnall’s children’s encyclopedia. I have no idea which waterslide it could have been taken at– there are palm trees in the background so I don’t think it’s the one around here.

Girls Night Out

I found this pic in an envelope of lost/forgotten/abandoned pictures we keep behind the counter at the drug store where I work. The date on the back says “30JUN00″. I’ve always liked this photo because there is fun and movement there. You get the sense it’s Friday night and the party has just started.

Just for Fun

Found this in a patch of cattails that my dog was playing like a crazy thing in. I wonder where the dog got the crayons.

Headphones Lady

I found this slide with several others in a projector box at a Goodwill store several years ago.


In the summer of 2003 I found this photo at S 180th and West Valley. The photo has a lot of indentations on the surface — it probably got run over by cars and/or foot traffic before I found it. I’ll let you do the interpretation.

Diso Fever

My son and I were walking through the parking lot of our local grocery store when I came across this little gem. The Saturday Night Fever theme song burst out of my mouth when I picked it up. It’s nice to see that the seventies are alive and well (and misspelled).

Bike Fight

I found this photo caught in an air conditioning unit outside my apartment complex at Eastern Illinois University. I don’t know what these guys are fighting about, but I’m sure it has something to do with the broken bike.

Las Vegas To-Do List

Found inside of a copy of the book “Bunny Tales, Behind Closed Doors at the Playboy Mansion” by Izabella St. James.