Feb 22

Someone lost their family photos!

We were out geocaching as a nice, leisurely, “birthday weekend” activity.  After finding the rusty tin hidden behind a guardrail, we saw someone’s school photo blow by.  Then there was another photo. Then another. And as we walked back to the car, we saw at least a dozen more.

We picked a few of them up, and it was clear someone had lost their photos of family and friends.   There was a variety of photos with typical labels like, “Grandpa’s Birthday,”  “5th Grade photo,” and lots of posing with 70s, 80s, and 90s hairstyles.

A woman approaching with her baby in a stroller started picking them after seeing us chase photos in the wind. We clarified that the photos weren’t ours, but that we thought it would be nice if we could find the owner. It seems sad to lose memories like that.  Eventually we found around 150 photos strewn over a city block.

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This will be fun, and hopefully rewarding, detective work.  There are a number of clues from the handwritten notes on the backs of the photos and from the grade school pictures. Seeing that a lot of the photos are based in Orange County, maybe by posting and sharing a the photos and clues, you will recognize yourself or someone else.

We’ll keep you posted on our progress.  Share this blog and we are sure we’ll find the owners soon. If you are on Twitter, please follow us here: http://www.twitter.com/@lostphotosbp


Books you might like:
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