On Sunday morning, April 28, 2019, my son, Henry, and I were driving home from church and heading to the store. On the side of the road, just off Camellia Boulevard in Lafayette, Louisiana, we saw what appeared to be a book or a notebook sitting on the side of the road, the pages fluttering in the wind. When we passed it a second time on our way back home, Henry asked to go back and check it out, to see what it was. At the time, he was missing a library book, and he hoped, even though he said it wasn’t likely, that this might be his book. But it wasn’t.
What we found was a brown leather journal – Cross brand. There’s no name inside it indicating its owner. On the cover though in the bottom right-hand corner, there’s a logo like this one on the left. The journal looks like one manufactured by a company as a gift for clients or employees. Although the letter “R” with a circle around it indicates that it’s a registered mark, I’m not able to locate anything through the United States Patent and Trademark Office to help me figure out what company would have produced it. It’s possible too that it is a Canadian trademark.
I’ve been trying not to read the journal, but I had to skim through it in order to get any clues as to the owner. There are names and phone numbers of people throughout, but they appear to be contact information that the owner needs to follow up with on his ideas. And yes, the owner is a male.
If he’s not Canadian, he was at one point. He works in the oil field either locating or securing drilling sites. He has a wife and two kids (maybe even a third, but I can’t quite figure that out). What I am positive about is that this guy wants to write. I don’t know if this is something he has ever shared with anyone, but it is something he has written in this journal. That’s why I need to get this back to him. He needs to keep writing.
If you have the slightest idea who this guy might be – someone missing a journal with the logo “SEI” that might have found its way onto Camellia Boulevard – please send him my way. If you have any other thoughts, let me know. I want to make sure this gets back into his hands where it belongs.
Thanks for helping me out with this wild goose chase.