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Bottle on the Ocean of Time

By Anastasia , published on Jan 24, 2013

We all of us live in the age of instant communication, the age of email, the age of texting, the age of Twitter. Now just imagine a different age, just imagine a message that took seventy-six years to get through!

Have you ever put a message in a bottle and cast it out to sea? I did, once, though I can’t remember now what I wrote. I hope it wasn’t anything too embarrassing, just in case it turns up decades later, when I have reached the grand old lady stage of life.

Herbert Earnest Hillbrick’s message turned up, sadly many years after his death. Last November his bottle with a... (more)

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