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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-03 07:56 PM
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A message from Roger
http://www.sptimes.com/2003/07/10/Southpinellas/A_messa...

Standing on Clearwater's Pier 60, a little boy put a note in a bottle: "To whoever finds this, please write me a letter and let me know." Nineteen years went by. Roger, we got your note.
By LANE DeGREGORY, Times Staff Writer
St. Petersburg Times
published July 10, 2003



ST. PETERSBURG - At first, he thought it was trash.

The bottle was bobbing in a canal behind Don Smith's house in Venetian Isles, drifting toward his dock. He saw it on the Fourth of July, while he was playing with his grandchildren. He grabbed a fishing net and scooped the bottle out of the murky water.

One side was fuzzy with algae. The other was clear. Black electrical tape was wound tightly around the top. The rusty cap said "Pepsi" in an obsolete logo.

Inside, there was a note.

The paper was folded, scorched sepia by the sun. It had been ripped from a school writing tablet, the kind with dotted blue lines. Smith pulled it out and smoothed it on a table.

"To whoever finds this letter please write me a letter and let me know," the note said in shaky pencil. "Roger J. Clay, 890 Linwood Ave., Fairfield Ohio, 45014."


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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-03 08:01 PM
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1. That's one amazing story!
:wow:
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-03 08:05 PM
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2. Wow!
I can't offer any commentary, except wow.

That's really cool. Thanks for posting. I feel pretty good right now.
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bocadem Donating Member (345 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-03 08:16 PM
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3. Amazing
what a neat story
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