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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Profound Love Found: Bad news and good news

I recently found a box of love notes in my mother's attic that I saved from junior high school and high school. They are jewels from my past. I love that many of them are folded in the proper way that notes should be folded before being shoved into the slots of a metal locker. Kids today have texting. They have MySpace. They have the instant messaging. But there is no paper trail. There is nothing to happen upon 15 or 20 years later. I will be posting these notes here from time to time. I will even include the typos. Without further adieu:

Dear Suzanne,

How are you? I'm fine. I have some bad news and some good news. I now you like me alot - But I do not like you as much as you like me. You are very nice and pretty but I just do not want to go out with you. I wrote this note not to be mean or anything. I just wrote it to tell you that I do not like you. First maybe we should get to know me and get to know you before I ask you to go out with me or if you ask me. I am trying not to hurt your feelings but maybe later in the year I will no more about you. I hope we will be really really really really good good friends. I do not no what to say because I think I tolled you what I had to say. I now you are going to ask me why I do not want to go out with you.

Your Good Good Good Friend Greg S...
P.S. I am sorry

Greg and I did not become "really really really good good friends." If anything, after this rejection letter, I'm sure I avoided him at all costs.

Love: 0
Heartbreak: 1


  1. Anonymous6:55 PM

    I'm going to love reading these. I've destroyed all my notes from school. You should add what year in school each note is from.

  2. Oh my God! I love this. I love everything about it. Thank you so much for posting. It brought a huge smile to my face. I am anxiously awaiting the next one. :)

  3. Anonymous10:51 AM

    ahhh... the box. I too have a box of notes, letters and memories. I've often said that one day I want to make a book of the love letters from my dear friend John. Now that we are both married (to other people) it would be fun to share the delicate papers that traveled to and fro Thailand in the year he was abroad. What fun it was to pour beautiful phases into frailty hinting at something that was more fantasy then reality. Luckily I still get a note from time to time to add to the box. New friends, quiet loves - by the time I die I hope its a suitcase.

  4. I love your blog, I haven't read it all, but I have to say WOW hats off to you girl! I love this one and the one about being tired, feel you there. I have 2 boys and 2 girls. Both boys have serious med. issues. Boy it's nice to know I'm not the only one who feels tired to the core, as I put it, from time to time. Thank you, your honest is refreshing!

  5. Anonymous6:40 PM

    I find his note hilarious because it totally takes me back: ALL the notes that I got from boys had atrocious grammar and spelling. It was painful not to correct them.

    My favorite folded notes were the ones that looked like collared shirts. I think I could still make one if given enough sheets of paper to try...

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  7. Hi!! I'm so happy that you are one of the few that has actually held onto your high school notes!!! I have a blog archiving the little folded gems at Would you be interested in contributing your notes? you can scan them and email them to All names are deleted and replaced with fictitious names to maintain anonymity.