Don’t Show Mom

Back in the day, my father had two main hobbies: garage sale-ing and stamp collecting. The way that these two hobbies manifested themselves in combination was when my dad would go to an estate sale (meaning someone has died), he would purchase the deceased’s collection of letters. He then would browse for any stamps of … Continued

Dear Mom and Mary

My husband found this in the parking lot of the hotel where he works. I can’t imagine what Nicholas would be sitting outside in the parking lot putting together for his mom and Mary, who apparently, were on their honeymoon, but whatever it is, I’m sure it reflects how extremely ___ he is for them.

Gone Muskie Fishing

Back in the early 90s I worked for the Stevens Point Parks Department, keeping downtown Main Street and the Square clean. I found a lot of weird stuff working there (you wouldn’t believe how many bullets I found), but photos are always something I feel the need to hold on to. I found this picture … Continued

A Sure Thing

Many years ago I came across this note lying on the sidewalk near my house. I’ve carried it with me for years, I’m not exactly why. Inspiration? Cautionary tale? Who knows, but it was only matter of time before the note made it to your site.

The Saddest Dad

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

Icy Bag of Poop

Whenever I go to the grocery store, I pick up any discarded shopping lists I see (it’s my voyeuristic side). I found this one a few years ago. Totally normal on one side, and HELLO, pure pre-adolescent genius on the other.

Special Dad

I don’t remember where I found this, most likely at a garage sale or thrift store.

Yellow Truck and Gun

I found this photograph in a rental house garage in 1998. This is one of my favorite things ever.