Don’t Show Mom

Back in the day, my father had two main hobbies: garage sale-ing and stamp collecting. The way that these two hobbies manifested themselves in combination was when my dad would go to an estate sale (meaning someone has died), he would purchase the deceased’s collection of letters. He then would browse for any stamps of … Continued

Mom Had Her Own Life

Found this casually discarded by itself on top of a bookshelf in the main reading room of the New York Public Library (the Stephen A. Schwarzman building to be specific). I am torn between thinking it’s sad that a mom couldn’t say this in person to her kids, it sounds like she abandoned them, and … Continued

To Mother

Found this in my front yard while mowing.

If Looks Could Kill

My friend and I found this wedged between two tables at a local bar. It was 80′s night karaoke. Someone was singing Heart’s “If Looks Could Kill.”

Playing Favorites

My roomate found this on the side of the road in a box along with many other pieces of art. Reads “I love you Mommy, but I do not like you Daddy. You may be wondering where Bobby is now.”

Dear Mom and Mary

My husband found this in the parking lot of the hotel where he works. I can’t imagine what Nicholas would be sitting outside in the parking lot putting together for his mom and Mary, who apparently, were on their honeymoon, but whatever it is, I’m sure it reflects how extremely ___ he is for them.

Gone Muskie Fishing

Back in the early 90s I worked for the Stevens Point Parks Department, keeping downtown Main Street and the Square clean. I found a lot of weird stuff working there (you wouldn’t believe how many bullets I found), but photos are always something I feel the need to hold on to. I found this picture … Continued