FOUND by Jonathan Tremper; Oak Park, IL
In the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago there is a creepy used hotel furniture store, like Motel 6 stuff. I went there with some friends to explore and came across this note sitting in an open nightstand drawer. I’ve carried it with me for years since then, for luck I suppose.
FOUND by Leslie DeHaven in New Orleans, Louisiana
I was at a party last night up on the roof top of the Ritz Carlton on Canal Street last night. My friends and I decided to hit the lounge bar on the 3rd floor. So, we took the elevator down to the 3rd floor and when walking to the bar there was this open entry way with this large antique desk sitting there. My friend walked around and sat down at the desk for a moment. The desk was beautiful, but I was curious if it was an actual antique or some sort of knock off. So I checked one of the drawers in the front to see if it would open and look for some marking of the craftsman. Well, the drawer did open and inside was a piece of stationary which had been folded up. I unfolded the paper and began to read the following … I found this hilarious and random as well as a little relatable. I think everyone in New Orleans whether your living there or not (which I do) has had a similar moment in time of needing the flee!
FOUND by Gabrielle in a coffee shop
I found this left at a table in the coffee shop where I work. I just think it is so beautiful and touching, it makes me happy every time I look at it.
FOUND by Anne Pratt in an old book
I found this postcard in an old book at a Texas Public Libraries sale. The postmark date is unreadable, but the photo caption says it’s the “newly-constructed” Tiffany Tower, which was began construction in 1977 according to Wikipedia. It says:
Having a ‘Ball’ Needless to say, no time to write. 3 am. Tell you all about it – Virginia. Well, exchange crying towels.
I’ve always wondered if she was really having a good time or not.
FOUND by Franklin W. in the Westwood Library
This is a library check out receipt, for a book called Before I Fall. I love the absolute seeming mundane nature of the note, the impossibly small perfect handwriting, and then the final Room 391. Tiramisu leads to a double date query, which leads to a hot tub session, and then they’re in the room.