FOUND by Kelly H. on a Subway napkin at a local brewery
Cleaning and closing up for the night brings many finds, but I’m sure these two were lost without this formal paperwork they left on the table. Subway and good beer brings compromise. BUT, things change, you understand.
My friend and I were exiting our school cafeteria when we saw a note flutter to the ground. We didn’t get a chance to see who dropped it but whoever it was, she was chatting with the principle. My friend scooped it up and unfolded it quickly. we read it and started dying laughing and then argued over who could keep it.
FOUND by Rebecca Murphey slid in a spiral notebook in storage
We are not sure who these people are as this note was found in the storage unit for the public library where we work. As librarians our imaginations are endless, and the people and stories that we have come up with are endless. This is one of those “Hmmm…” make-you-think notes.
FOUND by Bryan McDade in Prinzlauerburg, Berlin, Germany
Standing witing for the M1 Tram around midnight on a Tuesday and found this stuck into the side of the shelter. It was wedged between the glass and the frame so someone would see it, almost like it was lost and someone found it, to be found by someone else. Oddly the photomat machine is much further down the street and on the other side. The find made me feel a bit like the character in Amelie.
I collect found photos. This one was in a bin at a cool thrift store called Qcumbers. I was awed by the passion in this couple’s kiss– it feels both aggressive and touching. We think of our grandparents’ generation was boring and conservative, but they too were young once and had lives with love, passion, drama, pain, etc. I estimate that this photo is at least 50 years old, based on the film format in this contact print on platinum paper.
I’m a Greyhound bus driver in British Columbia. We often find things left behind by passengers, most of it quite literally trash. Sometimes we find notebooks or sketch pads, and I usually try to find the owner; but, other times, there’s really nothing that can be done beyond tossing the item into the Lost and Found. I found this letter in a “pup,” one of those little trailers that are pulled behind Greyhound buses across the country. You can see that it was sitting in some mud or slush on the floor of the trailer. It seems the note must have somehow fallen out of a parcel.