Years ago I worked at Goodwill as a book pricer. I threw away books that were in bad shape, and priced the rest of them. (Most books were thrown away, unfortunately -- which was weird for a guy who never threw away a book before.)
Many books had little scraps of paper, photos, shopping lists, postcards, etc. in them. Sometimes I saved them.
I present a few now as found poetry. All the line breaks and spelling errors are original.
Christmas Card from South Africa
Dear Rod, I hope this letter finds you before Christmas. Give our greeting to Jon Klein. Here in Swaziland, we are in mid summer with 104 degrees Fahrenheit weather. There has not been much raind and are expecting a lot of starvation this year. All is well with us. We hope all is well with you. God bless you and give you a wonderful Christmas.
2/28/78 Eileen Hori was absent today through 5th period because of a sore throat.
Sue lunch Boss friend parents no encouraging Jim Stan guidance for purpose Dag part time job will quit full time school Dan evening every other weekend teach class at work brother lynwood Ed doesn't know how to respond Guy will be engaged communication Stan
Is it a matter of submitting to God, saying you will follow Him, even to the point of what seems to be a "good" source of action Even you be saved and still be practicing Will you submit to God, saying you will do whatever he asks even to the point of denying yourself the fulfillment of some basic needs. is this really what God wants. Should a person put his full confidence on the Bible and trust it his life. We must choose to obey submit to God -- see God as one who who has a thought over us or can we reject God (do this by saying, I will follow my own wisdom first and do what seems right to me lawlessness) instead coming to God and asking what he thinks I should do become fools, following the world's wisdom-- exchange a relationship under God which is life and freedom for earthly wisdom they put the wisdom ahead of choosing to follow God Ron Is H due to Judas' rejection of God-- or the culture-- prevent rejections Cultural rejection--(original sin)-- disordered human sexuality in general must choose whether to obey or glorify God
Memo to the Strikers
Be advised that if you do not locate your picket line to the area of Puget Sound Paving's exclusive entrance you union(s) are subject to damages ranging from 10,000 dollars to 50,000 dollars per day.
5/19/89 my daughters locked me out of the house and my dogs are killing me. Are you lousy? I need to talk to Dr. Murray -- it's an emergency. It's in reference to a loan for 87 thous dollars for my mother and an avis rental car. And do they do melons?
call 555-5780 Mark's guitar 555-4646 Longo Jolene lunch Thrus 6:00 next week
(Yes, I changed the phone numbers on that last one.)