Bring Her Back, Baby

After dragging my Christmas tree curbside, I found this soggy note next to my mailbox.

Christmas Card List

This was inside an old recipe box. Instead of recipes it was a record of a woman’s daily affairs from the 1930s and early 1940s. It was mostly addresses but also included some of her expenses, rules for card games, a few diagrams of electric circuits and a long list of books she wanted to … Continued

Merry Christmas

I found this small note on the sidewalk (in front of some bars) in the Hawthorne neighborhood. Ruth seems like a nice lady.

Merry Christmas, Dad?

In the post-Christmas season, its pretty predictable to find a lot of cast-off Christmas decorations in thrift stores, especially with the ever-popular New Years Resolutions of “getting organized” or “reducing clutter” being made recently by families everywhere. The subject matter immediately struck me as being awesomely … awkward, but at the same time quite thoughtful, … Continued

Christmas Rapping

Found this in the sleeve of a record I bought from a local thrift store. The record was the single “In the Spirit” by Twilight 22, an 80′s rap song with a Christmas theme.

A Christmas Greeting

Found this on a shelf in the business section at a bookstore a couple weeks before Christmas. It’s written on the back of a bank deposit receipt. The account balance was $1,663.47.

Creepy Santa

During a renovation project at our high school,when the lockers were detached fromt the walls there were several items that had somehow made their way behind the lockers. This was one of them. There are no dates or names on the back. This santa creeps me out.

Christmas 1994

I found this picture in a diary at a rummage sale. Apparently the pretty little girl in this photo grew up to be a pretty young lady. However, at the time she was writing this diary she was in college and planning on achieving her dream of becoming a fashion designer. Let’s all hope she … Continued

Surf’s Up, Elves

This strange little Post-It note was found in a middle school classroom. I wonder what inspired it (I found it long after the holidays).

Merry Christmas, 1922

A friend gave me her grandmother’s antique bureau, and told me to look for old notes, as the grandmother had the habit of writing down the history of her furniture, and placing it somewhere on them. I didn’t find any notes, but I did find this old photo of a gentleman and his dog. The … Continued