Message in a bottle
Back in September I put a message in a bottle and threw it into the Columbia River at Astoria. My hope had been for the current of the river to take the bottle out to sea.
The message said something like, Today’s my birthday. My wife and I are on vacation. I’m throwing a message in a bottle into the river, please write me if you find it.
On February 13th I got a letter from a 10-year-old named Emma.
We found the Safeway in Astoria on a map, and it appears my message floated upstream about two and a half miles. Emma mentions that she found the bottle on December 26th, and says, “P.S: pleas wright back.” You bet I’ll wright back.
I can’t tell you how pleased I am. I feel very lucky. I hoped someone would find it, but I didn’t honestly think it would work. I wonder what she must have thought when she picked the bottle up & saw the rolled up brown paper inside. If I found a message in a bottle, I don’t think I would believe my eyes. So yeah, I feel very lucky indeed.
~ by Rick on February 14, 2016.