Love and Ansel Adams

My friend and I found this tucked in an Ansel Adams photography book at the Goodwill. The message was especially poignant, as we figured Dad must have died for this to reach the donation pile.

Well-Groomed Vagabond

The room of the clean-shaven squatter. This documentation of desolation is overwhelming and yet strangely warm. I have had this and a few other very interesting photos for many years. I found it in a box from an antique store.

Bachelorette Party

This gem was left on the copier of a local FedEx/Kinko’s. It appears as if some last minute changes had to be made to the list of word scrambles. I bet Grandma had a great time at the bachelorette party!

Teenage Mullet Ninja Turtles

We found this were an old shed had been torn down. The shed was very old, so we think bugs had eaten the sides of the photo

Smooth Operator

I work in a small college library and one morning this was sitting by one of our computers. I’m not sure if Tony AKA “Cash” is a student here or one of our public access patrons, but clearly he’s as smooth as can be.

Minutare Horse Dogs?

This Post-it was found on my desk one morning when I came in to work, it wasn’t attached to anything so I can only assume I am supposed to pull out my crystal ball and divine who has such large dogs.

Love Poem

I saw this piece of paper on the street, at the intersection of Bivins & James Streets. It was early Sunday morning and I was walking the dog and picking up trash. I picked it up. The poem is written on the back of a portion of the wine list from some restaurant.


Found during the holiday season at Cary Towne Center Mall. Believe in you always!


This was one of two crumpled sheets of paper I found in an otherwise empty trashcan at the back of an old hardware store. The other sheet was covered with hearts and had “I love my dog. I love you God.”

Pretty Koko

This was inside of a book of cat pictures. Apparently this old lady lost her beloved kitty Koko and was practically inconsolable so her daughter bought her this book. The whole book was full of quotes and poems that she wrote. Poor old cat lady.