Day Thirteen: Serially Found

Write about finding something

Lost and Found

When I worked in a school district, I used to enjoy rifling through the lost and found boxes.  Day after day people turned in items that had been found on the playground, in the restroom, in the cafeteria, and in the gymnasium.  The items were as diverse as they were numerous.  There were the usual garments – jackets, sweatshirts, coats, boots, sneakers, sweaters, shorts, jeans, and socks.  And there were eye glasses, key chains, lip gloss, basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, hockey sticks, lunch bags, travel cups, books, 3-ring notebooks, and retainers!

All of these lost and found items were tossed into large corrugated boxes, and I often wondered how much money these items represented.  The brands were recognizable and trendy. There were jackets and coats from Abercrombie & Fitch and Aeropostale, sneakers from Nike, and designer jeans which included brand names such as Guess, Armani, and Vigoss!  All of them just tossed into a cardboard box.


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