If Not Claimed, Will Bury

I found this while walking my tiny dog. I waited a few days to ensure the viewing window had closed and snagged it. It was slid into one of those plastic sheet protectors for three ring binders and nailed to a telephone pole.

It Saddens Me

I found this in a copy of the book “The Bridges of Madison County” that I bought at a yard sale. The mom in that book had a romantic rendezvous when her kids were out of town.


I was jogging in the morning and found this note. I always pick up notes hoping to find something interesting, they never are. I finally found something interesting and it made me sad. It makes me feel like it’s a sign to be nicer to my mom, but it is difficult and we still don’t … Continued

Ending It Now

Found in a used book about the Celts.

Poor Pelican

I work at a community center and I found this drawing on the floor. I thought it was great that he was born in “New Orlands” and died from “lunge cancer.” But, it truly is a sad story.

Yes Do You Feel Sad

This find touched me. I was kind of flooded with a mix of memories and emotions when I realized what I was holding. First off, I was happy to discover that kids still pass notes. With all the technology advancements and changes in just the last 15 to 20 years, I’d imagined that there was … Continued

Tired Horse

I worked for a small town public library which provided a great source for lost materials as patrons seemed to use anything nearby as a handy bookmark. Oftentimes, we’d try to reunited these misplaced items with their owners, but it wasn’t always possible. This was one such item that caught my eye. I doubt the … Continued

You Have Stalker Mail

Got the most bizarre stalker postcard in my mailbox today. It’s addressed for the previous tenant (*phew*), a Mr. D. Snodgrass. The front is completely hand inked with metallic craft pen and the whole thing is chunky with decoupage glue. Looks like a lot of lonely went into this.


I found this in the book “What Women Want Men to Know,” by Barbara DeAngelis, PhD.

The Saddest Dad

We found this hand-written note to a dad blowing in the wind in the middle of a frisbee golf course.