FOUND by Jan Mundo
This letter of appreciation was taped to a streetlight pole on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Because greeting cards and hand-written notes aren’t commonly seen posted in the city (they’re taken down by law), it caught my attention. I read the note, which seemed as if it had been written by an elderly person, then went on my way. After half a block, I turned around after half a block to go back and snap a pic. The writer’s public expression of thanks moved me.
It’s an iPhone pic–I couldn’t very well take it down, now, could I?
I live about five blocks from the boundary of the Angeles National Forest, so it’s a routine thing for bears to come down the alley during the night, knocking over trash carts that I share with several other renters on the property and rummaging through the “goodies.” Cleaning up after the bears is also a routine thing. So the other morning I was sweeping up and noticed this document, which was folded lengthwise in half with a question mark drawn on the back. Naturally, I opened it and read. Here is what I found. I hate having to sit on a secret.
I was checking the mailbox today and found this on the ground. Apparently, someone before me found it just as amusing as I did. Virginia Tech graduation was two weeks ago and I really hope that this guy wasn’t one of my fellow graduates.