‘Whoever finds this, I love you’

Back in June 1993, I was going through dad’s books
(he had about 900) after he passed, and found a small
piece of paper in one of the books. It had in his hand
writing the line –
‘Whoever finds this, I love you’.  I still have that piece
of paper. And yes, it made me cry when I found it.

I didn’t know there was actually a song with this title
until 2008. When I read those lyrics and heard the song –
well you can guess the rest… a message from my dad again…
15 years later…

Picture from the net.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuDrvibicWE

 Music & Lyrics: Mac Davis – 1972
On the quiet street in the city
A little old man walked alone
Shuffling through the autumn afternoon
And the autumn leaves reminded him
Another summer’s come and gone
He had long lonely nights ahead waiting for June

Then among the leaves near an orphan’s home
A piece of paper caught his eyes
And he stooped to pick it up with trembling hands
As he read the childish writing
The old man began to cry
‘Cause the words burned inside him like a brand

“Whoever finds this, I love you
Whoever finds this, I need you
I ain’t even got no one to talk to
So, whoever finds this, I love you!”

Well, the old man’s eyes searched the orphan’s home
And came to rest upon a child
With her nose pressed up against the window pane
And the old man knew he’d found a friend at last
So he waved at her and smiled
And they both knew they’d spend the winter
Laughing at the rain

And they did spend the winter laughing at the rain
Talking through the fence
Exchanging little gifts they’ve made for each other
The old man would carve toys
And the little girl would draw pictures of beautiful ladies for him
And they laughed a lot

But then one day on the first of June
The little girl ran to the fence… the old man wasn’t there
And, somehow she knew he was never coming back
So she went back to her little room
took a crayon, And wrote

“Whoever finds this, I love you
Whoever finds this, I need you
I ain’t even got no one to talk to
So, whoever finds this, I love you!

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