FOUND by Tony in Arcadia National Park, Arcadia, Maine
I was exhausted from driving all night from Vermont to Maine to get in line to, hopefully, nab a campsite. Hadn’t brought and firewood as I wanted to try to get a place to rest my weary bones first. I did secure a site and put up my tent, which took longer than usual because of my tiredness. As I was getting ready to head out and buy firewood, I look on the picnic table and see this note. It made me laugh and warmed me. I want to send out a big thank you to the person who left this note and the wood.
Found this in a recycling bin near my home, and I cannot believe anyone would throw out such a perfect photo. The wood panelling, the shamed expression on the man’s face, the livid expression on the woman’s face, and then, the crowning touch: the rose. It’s fantastic.
I keep my fenced-in yard clean– no tree or plant debris, no broken down satellite dishes or old snowmobiles or toilets turned into planters. I found this one morning- it wasn’t there when I walked the dogs the night before.
My mom and I returned to her house after shopping one day to find this photo lying upside down quite neatly on the wooden border of her garden. The back reads “to Elena, my best friend in the whole world Becca ’79′ .” My folks have lived in that house since 1983 and raised all three of us girls there, and we have known most of our neighbors. Nevertheless, Mom and I racked our brains for a neighbor that looked anything like this girl or was named Elena or Becca and couldn’t come up with anyone that would fit.