FOUND by TC in Portland, Oregon
Was in a box of letters, photos, postcards and other items, abandoned in the attic by the prior owners of the house my brother bought recently.
FOUND by TCP near Salem, Oregon
At a thrift store I opened the drawer of what I thought might be a vintage Paul McCobb desk, and found this letter draft folded up in the back. Without reading it I stuffed it into my pocket, hoping that it might prove interesting when I got home. For the most part I was not disappointed in this regard.
FOUND by Amy in Portland, Oregon
Working in a library, we often find personal items left in books. Today, when one of my coworkers opened a picture book up to repair it, this came fluttering out. We were able to determine that the words that are scratched out were “To cheer you up.” We wondered what made her edit that particular phrase out and of course what happened with the perfume.
FOUND by Scott P. on the sidewalk on the east side of Broadway Bridge, Portland, Oregon
Recently, an addiction specialty psychiatrist (“No medications dispensed or stored on site”) opened in the storefront adjacent to the east end of the bridge. It is unclear if this was lost before or after her meeting, 12pm, Thursday, as it was found Friday morning.
FOUND by Clover in Oregon
I was cleaning out an old wooden teacher desk for reuse. Very heavy, all wood. It’s really cool, with a rounded top, 1940 style brass pulls, and a heavy file drawer. I pulled out the drawer to clean underneath, and a very dusty plastic baggy was lodged under it. This folded note was inside. It was the only thing in this large Ziploc baggy, which was much too large to hold just this one folded note. Were other things inside the baggy at one time? Or was someone expecting more notes? Why would anyone save such a note? So many unsolved mysteries. What’s the deal with the forgotten skirt? Pineapple upside down cake in 1987? Rain falling on leafs at night does not make most Oregonians freak out. Anyway, I better go mow.
FOUND by Eric Howald and Andrew Jackson in Keizer, Oregon
A co-worker and I found this note in back of our workplace. It’s not typically frequented by many other than those of us that work in the building, so we’re at a loss as to where it might have come from. Sending it to FOUND in hopes that it somehow makes it’s way to the intended recipient.