This was a letter I found on the street that had no sender or address, just the phrase “Open Immediately,” and was dated 11/1/70. It reads: Monsieur, You have to help me, you have no doubt heard of the difficulties I have been having recently and of the very serious crisis I now find myself in. I want you first to know that everything you might have heard against me is false. I have always tried to lead an honest life, I think, moreover, that you know my work; you certainly know that I dedicate myself to it entirely, but the situation now is at an almost intolerable point and I don’t think I will be able to stand it much longer, which is why I ask you, why I implore you to answer me as quickly as possible. I am sorry to bother you, but I have to find someway out of this situation.
This was in my front yard one afternoon. I live near the back enterance to an elementary school so the occasional unsigned permission slip or graded math homework shows up but this V card business sounds salacious. I want one. Where can I get one?
FOUND by Cat from Montreal in Melbourne, Australia
I found this note in a little wooden box I bought at a flea market. It broke my heart because it looks like Katherine was crying while she wrote this– there are little tear stains on the paper. It also looks like this letter was read many, many times. The paper is torn like a map you fold and unfold too many times.