FOUND by Steve in Hermitage, Tennessee
Found this on the ground outside the gate of my condo with a some other trash after a major storm came through in our area.
FOUND by Todd Gastelum in Nashville, Tennessee
Sifting through old papers, I rediscovered this note, which I originally found posted on a bulletin board at a gay bar in Nashville in 1997. It is written on the back of a photocopied flyer for a retail store named OUTLOUD! Books & Gifts for Our Entire Community. (Check out our new video rental section!) At the time, it just seemed funny that someone would pin this to a corkboard in a bar. Now, 15 years later, it just seems sad and desperate and so … retro, in this age of Craigslist and smartphone apps specifically designed to work better than serendipity. I enjoy how directly the writer communicates his offer; it seems odd, however, that he wishes the reader good luck when it is he, David, who obviously needs it.
FOUND by Ashley in Jackson, Tennessee
Somebody at work found this a year or so ago while mowing next to a busy highway in town. It has been propped up on a shelf since then, and every time I see it, I get the giggles. I think this is my favorite photo of all time!! She looks like she’s having a helluva good time, and the lady in the bottom right looks like she already did. I am keeping this above my visor in my car. I am not returning this to work, either.
FOUND by Tim Hodge in Franklin, Tennessee
I had gone to the recycling center to drop off my cans, glass, etc. and found this memento on the asphalt between the big dumpsters for`plastic and paper. I want to think this is a mistake. Why would someone throw away a wedding photo? I am guessing it is from the 1930s, possibly the 40s. It has been trimmed to 1.5 x 3″ and has “43″ stamped on the back (a photographer’s proof number most likely).