FOUND by Rachel Muza in Oak Creek, Wisconsin
FOUND by Joe Briggs in a dormitory on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
When I was in college, I used to clean dorm rooms in the summer to make ends meet. Other student workers and I would wake up much earlier than we were accustomed to and dread that first week of the summer. We would enter rooms, black garbage bags in hand, and encounter freezers with exploded Colt 45′s and used condoms glued to mattresses. But, sometimes what we found would stop us in our tracks. I found this note attached to a bouquet of flowers that was in the garbage. I wanted to take the bouquet and the note, but I don’t think our boss would’ve liked that. I met my wife while working this job and our inside joke, whenever we have a fight, is for me to end the tiff by saying, “I’m sorry I called you high maintenance.”
FOUND by Holly P. in Central Wisconsin’s bog country
The basic story is this: I found this message rolled up inside a flashlight in a deserted patch of woods near my home. The area is not well traveled–pretty much me and one older woman, as we both walk our dogs through there. I’ve only visited there once since finding the flashlight with the message. Guess I don’t want to find out who Joey is!
FOUND by Jess Wobschall in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
I found this Valentine’s letter unopened just as it was starting to snow. I hope this boy can continue expressing his feelings to women the way he does for his granny!
FOUND by Emma in La Crosse, Wisconsin
I found this when I needed it most. It was on the door of a bathroom stall.