Found November 29

I found three completely different things yesterday walking home from work.

First, a business-card-sized card (I’ve scanned both the front and back into one photo) meant to reserve someone’s seat at a wedding. At least, that’s what I presume it is. Wedding table cardCould be from a bar mitzvah (I think—do Jewish people eat salmon?) or some other formal dinner. On the front it has two stylized flowers, one brown and one off-white, and reads:

Mrs. Anna Kim
Table 19

The “salmon” part has been pasted on crooked near the top, likely indicating to the serving staff what dinner plate “Mrs. Anna Kim” should receive. The name is most prominent in black italics, while the table number is a light brown color and uses block lettering.

On the back, there is a tab-like sticker affixed to the approximate center which reads:

I have cared for you from
the time you were born.
(Isaiah 46,3)

The verse is from the Good News Translation of the Bible and is set in Times New Roman font and black type; the reference uses a smaller font size.

Second, I picked up a plastic (?) binder/fender thing (actually, I have no idea what it is) that is covered in silver-colored paint, much of which had been scraped off in the process of being lost from… whatever it belonged to before I found it.

silver thing and copper stick 1

silver thing and copper stick 2

Third, as you’ll notice from the above photos, I also found a small stick of copper. Actually, I think it’s some really thick copper wire—at least, it’s thick compared to what I’ve previously seen—but it’s only a short piece and it’s too thick for me to bend without some serious effort, so I’m calling it a stick. I turned over both the silver thing and the piece of copper for the second photo, but it’s obviously more noticeable for the silver thing. Anyone else have any idea what that is?

Viannah E. Duncan

Viannah E. Duncan is a writer and activist hailing originally from Los Angeles. She lives outside of Baltimore, Maryland, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. She has a cat, Cleo.

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