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Found in Florida! So one of the owners of a hotel, Judi was walking on the beach this morning cleaning up the junk that washed into shore and finds a bottle with a message in it. There is also some sand and 2 one dollar bills.
 
Once we get it open and read the notes we find out that it is in fact NOT sand. It is the ashes of this woman's husband of 70 years named Gordon. She writes that He loved to travel so she sent him traveling in a bottle with a note and money for someone to call home and tell her where he landed. He started at Big Pine Key in March of 2012 and then went to Islamorada where someone found him.
 
They added a note and sent him traveling again and he landed on our beach in Key Colony. Judi called the wife in Tennessee who was excited to know of Gordon's travels! Judi added her note, we put him in a rum bottle (you know added a little fun to his trip) with the three notes. We added another dollar in case Gordon travels far and a long distance call is needed. We will be having a memorial service or celebration of his life on our beach later today before sending him on his way again."
 
 
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Re: Unique Message In A Bottle

I love this story.

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What  a GREAT story .... and what a great send off for Gordon!  

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This is such a cool story!  

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I was charmed by this story but wish I hadn't seen the photo.  A plastic water bottle!  Our oceans are polluted with so much plastic.  One more bottle won't make a diference.  Smiley Sad

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@Mersha,

Thanks for posting!

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Re: Unique Message In A Bottle

I don't like the idea of putting it in a rum bottle. Suppose he didn't like rum? It's Florida, how about an orange juice bottle?

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Even though Gordon is already on his next adventure, this is a heartwarming and fun story!