"The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land."
-Abraham Lincoln

Messsage in a bottle

I sat down at my computer today and began looking through the news as I do everyday.  I was shifting through endless headlines of political lies and bickering, "he said, she said" nonsense, another murder, more celebrity sex scandals, the same old stuff when I came across this headine...."Her message finally got across"  It's a story about a lighthouse keeper who would send out messages in a bottle every year around her birthday since 1991.  She was hoping that one of the messages would find it's way to some exotic location.  Finally, and against almost unimaginably slim odds, it did.   One of her messages found it's way to a small fishing village in France.   The couple who found it sent a birthday card back to the woman at her year round home in Illinois, but, tragically, the woman had passed away around Thanksgiving a year earlier.   But the story had forged a friendship between the couple in France and the people closest to the lighthouse keeper.  
This was such a touching and romantic story that I felt compelled to share it on here.   The bottle traveled more than 3,000 miles over the course of 6 YEARS!   Seems like a miracle to me :)


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