Ventura Carbon Copy

I purchased an old Ventura typewriter at a thrift store and there were two of these black pieces of paper (carbon copy paper, I think?) on which the writer had typed a couple of letters. What begins as a letter submitted along with a payment then intertwines with a heartfelt letter of guilt and loneliness. … Continued

Mommy, Wife, Life Partner

Found in the back of a Tri-Met city bus. I can’t help but wonder if it was left by the recipient, or if the sender lost it before he had a chance to even give it to her.

A Sure Thing

Many years ago I came across this note lying on the sidewalk near my house. I’ve carried it with me for years, I’m not exactly why. Inspiration? Cautionary tale? Who knows, but it was only matter of time before the note made it to your site.

Icky Nicci

My friend Jen and I found this when we were going to lunch.

You Have Stalker Mail

Got the most bizarre stalker postcard in my mailbox today. It’s addressed for the previous tenant (*phew*), a Mr. D. Snodgrass. The front is completely hand inked with metallic craft pen and the whole thing is chunky with decoupage glue. Looks like a lot of lonely went into this.

The Saddest Dad

We found this hand-written note to a dad blowing in the wind in the middle of a frisbee golf course.

H.P.

I found this in a rental car at the airport when I was on vacation in the Carolinas.

Enough to Be Famous

I found this folded up under a flower pot at a local coffee shop. I don’t know how to upload the other side at the same time, it appears to be possible, but I don’t know how. On the other side it says: “Do not read unless you are Lenny. If you not Lenny, please … Continued

Your Biggest Fan

My co-worker and I found this on the beach the other day. Don’t worry, we’re mailing the letter to Miss Montana as soon as possible.

Jail Time Blues

I was digging through the discount record section at Sound Exchange in Houston, TX when my thumbs came across an old vintage vinyl copy of “Frampton Comes Alive” by Peter Frampton. I opened the gatefold, admired the art, and then when I went to pull the record out I noticed a folded up note inside. … Continued