FOUND by Sara in West Lafayette, Indiana
I found this Valentine’s Day card in the hallway of my dorm at Purdue University.
(Click image to see the card’s front)
FOUND by Alicia at Zaytoons Hookah Bar on Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, New York City, New York
I started a job as a waitress at a hookah bar in Brooklyn and got stuck alone with the Valentine’s Day shift this week. The owner had recently fired the busboy so it was extra crazy for me– so many couples came in!! I think that’s why we only noticed this homemade Valentine under a table at the very end of my shift. The manager was about to toss the card but I asked to keep it. The giver (Murat I think) had clearly taken so much time to make it. I love the two pigeons on the cover, and the message on the back.
FOUND by Vincent R. in Albuquerque, New Mexico
I walked out this morning to get the newspaper and saw this crumpled up note stuck halfway under a flowerpot. It was so windy here yesterday that it must have blown in and got stuck there. At first, I thought it was an old tissue that we had left out there. I picked it up and found that it was a Valentines Day card/note.
FOUND by J. in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
So, there is, in fact a story attached to this and it involves you!
I had never heard of FOUND before, but I’ve always liked to collect other people’s old stuff. So, when I was browsing through the used bookstore and found the attached card, I held onto it (even though I didn’t want to purchase the book it had been in). As I continued my browsing, I came across a very interesting looking book. It was large, brightly colored and appeared to be covered in notes. I wasn’t sure what it was about, but I figured I’d find out later, it was too fascinating to pass up (I’m a compulsive book buyer and can’t walk buy a unique looking book. Even if I have no idea what it’s about). I slipped the card into it and continued my shopping.
I purchased my stack of books and took them home to discover what wonders they held. You can imagine my delight when realizing that I had unwittingly stumbled upon a book dedicated to a weird little quirk I thought I alone had. So, that is how I found FOUND and this card came to me on the same day.
Thank you so much for making me feel less creepy and also giving me my fix of FOUND!
FOUND by Monica Anchondo in Las Vegas, Nevada
I bought Nicholas Sparks’ A Walk to Remember at my local library’s bookstore. A beautiful but tragic love story. Inside I found a real love letter written on the first page. After reading it I couldn’t help but wonder what happened them and why would anyone give away such a beautiful letter.