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.
On Halloween my house gets a lot of trick-or-treaters. A LOT. This year we estimate that about 1,200 kids came by our house. When cleaning up after Halloween I found this note on the floor on a crumpled 3×5 card. Perhaps this was dropped by one of the moms?
There are six pages with writing in this spiral notebook (with the cover “Orient’e – Authentic Oriental, Made in Japan”), none of which look like they were done by the same person. Following a first page that simply says, “Mike’s Phylosiphy”, and several blank pages interspersed with a crossed out grocery list and a page with the date, Dec. 7 1968, and the single word “Dear,” was this list.