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April 30, 2005

found objects, part 2
posted by soe 12:05 am

In some DC neighborhoods, discontinued call boxes have been refurbished with fun art or dioramas in them, but our area, being less funky than those neighborhoods, include instead interesting facts of local historical relevance. The one by our house talked about a would-be assassin who died in a tree in our neighborhood (by his own folly, I believe).

Well, this morning, Rudi and I were racewalking to Krispy Kreme when I noticed something sitting in ours. (Our call box; not our tree!) I stopped to investigate and was surprised to discover that it was something of mine!

The butterfly pin has been pinned to my jean jacket for months, but apparently earlier this week (Tuesday or Wednesday, I’d have to guess), it must have popped off — possibly catching on the strap of my bag.

The pin is a nice one — I get compliments whenever I wear it — so I was particularly surprised when it was just sitting there. Not only had the person who found it not taken it, but neither had anyone else who passed it by in the 2-3 days since I’d dropped it.

I love my urban neighbors.

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