Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Forgotten Bookmarks

In a recent post, Granny Marigold shared a book she had purchased called "Forgotten Bookmarks."  (A bookseller's collection of odd things lost between the pages).  If you didn't see her post, you can find it here.  It sounds like a fascinating book to me and one that made me think of one of my own odd finds.

With the number of books I have picked up at thrift shops through the years has come a fair amount of forgotten bookmarks.  Often they are airline ticket stubs or receipts.  Once in a while a pressed flower or grocery list.  There may have been a dollar bill along the way.  I'd have to say my most mysterious find showed up recently in this paleo cookbook.

Well, hello Humphrey.  What are you doing in there?
This black and white photograph intrigued me.
Obviously it is a very old picture of Humphrey Bogart.
Seemed a bit odd to find in a Paleo cookbook dated 2014.

When I turned it over and found this note, things got more mysterious.
Who is this person that goes to bed at 4:30 a.m?
Is Alison a male?  A dog, perhaps.
Was Chip able to save the day?  In the process I surely hope he didn't alarm Caroline.  That would not be good.
Wonder what Steve thought of this.  Perhaps he was the one to save the day.
I guess we shall never know how this mystery ended.  Hopefully it was on a happy note as I hate to think of Caroline waking up to bad news.

Have you stumbled across any forgotten bookmarks lately?


  1. Oh my!! What a mystery your bookmark is!!
    I found another one just this week It says: "Thank you so much for the scarf. You are so thoughtful. I hope to stay in touch while I'm in Australia. Follow me on my blog. Have a great spring and summer.
    ps proverbs 16:9.
    something I'm living by right now. look it up."


  2. What intrique! So many questions left unanswered. I wait with bated breath to hear the outcome but I ain't gonna hold my breath too long... I'd bet on it we never find out.

  3. None as interesting as that! The last one was the receipt that showed up in the cookbook letting me know exactly where John was at that date and time.

  4. What an interesting find.
    I never find anything good. Just shopping lists or odd bits of papper. : )

  5. I love finding little notes or photographs or any other interesting things inside of used books! Your note is very interesting...what a great find! I haven't found anything quite that cool. ;-)

  6. That's fascinating! I usually find my own bookmarks - lists I've made long ago of shopping or menu ideas. I often just leave them there to find over again at another time.
    What an interesting story could be made from the back of the photo.

  7. O that is interesting! Love it!

  8. You could really spin a tale with that note! How interesting! And you know....I found one today. I looked in an old Bible in our bookcase and there was a cloth Ten Commandments bookmark. I probably haven't pulled one out of a book in a long time....but I did today! Hugs!

  9. Stunning.


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