(I used to have an occasional feature on the old blog, Making Flippy Floppy, in which I posted some of the forgotten flim-flam I'd find while thrifting, on the floor at Safeway, tucked into library books, basically any type of random ephemera that I deemed interesting or amusing enough to post. I still like the idea, and I've been coming across some interesting things recently, so I'm bringing "Found" back into action.)
Found: Little Brown Book of God, Author Unknown
Where: Coeur d'Alene Homes Thrift Store, 12th & Sherman, Coeur d'Alene (25 cents)
What: Hardbound journal with blank, baby-poo brown cover. The first few pages are torn out violently. Two pages are filled with handwritten prose that's religious yet charmingly abstract and springtimey. (Update: It's a Cat Stephens song, of course. I knew it was vaguely familiar. Thanks, Jeannie Spokane.) On the third page is glued a photo of a lone tree at sunset. The rest of the book (approx 200 pages) is completely blank except for a random page near the back on which is written "life is a beautiful thing."