Tag Archives: found

why did the chicken….?

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foghorn leghorn of television fame

 

and yet another wonderful nextdoor post on my neighborhood site:

Did you have a chicken missing?  We have a Leghorn chicken who appeared in our back yard this morning.  She is now in our coop with our three,  However, we really don’t need or want another chicken so if she is yours, please message me to arrange a time to come and collect her.  We have marked her feet with a purple antiseptic so we can identify which one is yours.

Posted in Lost & Found to The River District

“i dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives.”

-ralph waldo emerson

 

image credit: warner brothers animation

finding yourself.

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A missing man in Turkey accidentally joined his own search party for hours before realizing he was the person they were looking for, local media reports.

Beyhan Mutlu had been drinking with friends on Tuesday when he wandered into a forest in Bursa province.

When he failed to return, his wife and friends alerted local authorities and a search party was sent out.

Mr Mutlu, 50, then stumbled across the search party and decided to join them, NTV reported.

But when members of the search party began calling out his name, he replied: “I am here.” He was taken aside by one of the rescuer workers to give a statement. “Don’t punish me too harshly, officer. My father will kill me,” he reportedly told them. Police then drove Mr Mutlu home. It is not clear if he was given a fine.

“you cannot find yourself till you lose yourself.”
― Abhijit Naskar, Sleepless for Society
credits:
bbc news

dung.

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all i see is a heart

and i know 

that i have crossed paths

with a sweet and amazing

canine artist.

 

 

“to fashion stars out of dog dung,

that is the great work.

to take a negative experience and,

by comparing it to something worse,

make it feel good, is a great skill. “

-alexandra david- neel

 

the lost and found is lost.

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today

when the kinders found things out of place

they went to put them in our class lost and found

but discovered it was missing. 

the class then set out to find the lost and found

that was lost

until someone found it

and proudly put it back in place

then the mini wooden zebra, the blue rubber spider, and the green magna-tile

found a place to wait until we can find where they belong.

“first up, the lost and found has gone missing.

it itself, is lost.

so please try not to lose anything until we find it.”

-michael scott, the office 

 

find it?

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due to my utter lack of any sense of direction

i am always a bit shocked

when someone asks me how to get somewhere

and i do wonder….

“you’ll get lost and then you’ll find it.” 

-mark darrah, ‘a catalogue of common people’

 

 

 

 

image credit: purple clover

finding myself.

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one saturday night in 2012, a search party was organized in iceland to hunt for a woman who had apparently failed to return to her tour bus. but the twist? she had. she became part of the search party looking for her, unaware that she was the subject of everyone’s concern.

iceland_waterfall

the tour bus in question had stopped near iceland’s eldgja canyon and the woman in question took the opportunity to go freshen up and change clothes.

when she reboarded the bus, the rest of the passengers didn’t realize it was her. instead, they became alarmed that she’d gone missing. the driver waited for an hour before the police were called.
things escalated. a search of the area took place, joined by around 50 people, some in vehicles, many on foot. the coast guard was alerted, and the search went on for several hours.
it wasn’t until three in the morning that the truth became apparent: that the woman everyone thought was missing was actually helping them in the search. once she realized she was the missing tourist, she informed the police. the search was called off.
moral of the story? it’s always worth properly counting the number of people on a tour bus. no matter what they happen to be wearing.


“not only do I not know what’s going on,

i wouldn’t know what to do about it if i did”

 – george carlin 

credits: mentalfloss.uk

winning is habit. unfortunately, so is losing. – vince lombardi

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it’s been a week filled with

lots of ‘lost’

and

some measure of ‘found’

lose one

find one

lose another

find something i wasn’t looking for

and didn’t know i was missing

and so it goes

glasses

cell phone

laptop

backup glasses

one earring

one shoe

retracing steps

using the sesame street approach

blending the good news with the bad

searching

crossing fingers

voodoo chanting

all leading to

 mixed results

and

an

acceptance

of this past time

as my way of life

happy

 that at least i know

where my teeth are.

for now.