Don’t I Look Ambitious

Stopping and browsing at a local yard sale about a year ago, I picked up a copy of Alcoholics Anonymous and found the attached photo. It was probably taken overseas during World War II. At first, I thought it was in the tropics, but the landscape belies that. Perhaps it was taken @ a US … Continued

With A Little Help From My Friends

I found this photo tucked away in an old paperback copy of Dune at the Value Village thrift store. I’m almost positive it was placed at a random page as opposed to being used as a bookmark. The book cost .69¢ but the photo is priceless. There are three names with tally marks underneath them … Continued

Raisinets Not Working

I’m not sure which image I like better, the lazy Raisinets, just laying around and not working, or the trusty Raisinet technician, showing up with a toolbox to get those darn Raisinets working again!

Blood on the Floor

Found this little gem on the sidewalk. My friends and I found it strange that the writer shows no concern about the blood or the fact that the recipient was strangely still “sleeping” in the middle of the day, and instead was worried about feeling unloved themselves. Huh.

Nursing Rudolph

This image was found when I picked up a book at a used book store.

Too Small

A crinkled up note I found a half block away from my home in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. It seemed to have been put on the windshield of a car and then discarded. We couldn’t quite decide on what “they” could be, except that maybe they were breast implants. And the Spaghetti Factory seems like … Continued

The Pros and Cons of Candy

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?

Nectarine Pancakes

I found this in a used bookstore, between the pages of a 1970s edition of Henry James’ “The Ambassadors.”

Marked Urgent

This While You Were Out message was found in a Seattle library book titled Anybody Can Do Anything by Betty MacDonald in October, 2011.