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.

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.

Icky Nicci

My friend Jen and I found this when we were going to lunch.

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

What Many Men Crave

I worked at this camera shop back in ’03-’04. Once in a while there were some people who would come in from Western State Psychiatric Hospital.

Why Are We Here?

I found this while closing shop at the cafe where I work. I think a girl, who was practicing what she learned at massage school, dropped it.