Love Always, Ginger

I bought a very conservative flannel night gown at Salvation Army as a joke bachelorette party gift. When I was folding the night gown to wrap it, I noticed something in the pocket, this note. The odd thing is that the nightgown still had the tags and everything on it, which makes me wonder if … Continued

Leave Me Be

Found in the hands of my 65 year-old special needs aunt who picks up everything she sees, especially the shiny things. She picked it up during a walk to the park.

They’re Looking For You

This was found inside a copy of an Isaac Asimov book at Walrus and Carpenter Used Books. I couldn’t resist buying the book and found the postcard upon later inspection. I hope they don’t come looking for me next.

Snake Surprise

My friend Rachel found this several years ago at our former school and showed it to me back then. A few days ago I remembered it and asked her if she still had it.

Off Guard

Found this in a recycling bin near my home, and I cannot believe anyone would throw out such a perfect photo. The wood paneling, the shamed expression on the man’s face, the livid expression on the woman’s face, and then, the crowning touch: the rose. It’s fantastic.

The Rainbo Head Family

I was walking along Lake Shore Drive with my daughter when I found this wonderful work of art by a young girl for her grandmother. It must have gotten away from them in the windy city; I wish I could get this back to them.

Dear Granny

I moved into a new place and found this note under the refrigerator. It immediately made me laugh and has been hanging on the same fridge for months. It reminds me of a situation all of us have been in as kids- better fess up or everyone is going to get punished!

Decided To Finish

This was in a used book. It feels like notes for a speech, but that doesn’t seem right.

Dear Grandma

Found in a used copy of Ronald Reagan’s book “In God I Trust” in a used bookstore in Portland.