Thank You, New Yorkers

FOUND by Jan Mundo
This letter of appreciation was taped to a streetlight pole on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Because greeting cards and hand-written notes aren’t commonly seen posted in the city (they’re taken down by law), it caught my attention. I read the note, which seemed as if it had been written by an elderly person, then went on my way. After half a block, I turned around after half a block to go back and snap a pic. The writer’s public expression of thanks moved me.

It’s an iPhone pic–I couldn’t very well take it down, now, could I?

Mystery Queen of the Dairy Queen

FOUND by Shenaka

Being a Polaroid taker and lover myself, I was thrilled to find this intriguing photograph lying on the sidewalk in front of the Dairy Queen of our town. Such a busy site on a hot summer night. I feel it was meant for me to find it. It is intriguing and so full of questions. What was the event? Who was the girl? Then, was it a beauty pageant!? Who made the wonderfully tacky decorations? It’s been one of my most treasured possessions for several years and started my continued search for the Found objects, particularly photos. They are preciously housed in an album I keep called “My Special People”. I love the fact I have no information about this item because it leaves my mind open to many possibilities.