Random fortune cookie messages, unknown vintage, excavated from the bottom of my purse:
1. “Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.”
2. “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.”
3. “Avert misunderstanding by calm, poise, and balance.”
My “learn Chinese” words on the back: Telephone, August, Bean Sprout.
“34” is listed as a lucky number on two of the three fortunes.