Author Reunited With A 35-Year-Old Message In A Bottle Thanks To A Kayaker

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6They were shocked that the letter survived

Brad was shocked that the letter survived for 35 years being trapped in a bottle and out at sea. There have been many tides and storms on these rivers and yet no harm fell on the bottle and the precious letter inside. This was truly a miracle that no one expected.

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7The letter was in good condition

Another surprising fact was that the letter inside the bottle was in pristine condition. Not only was the bottle able to survive 35 years on the waters but also the letter was in perfect condition. It was as if the bottle was tossed out recently and not 35 years ago.

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8They decided to give it back to the owner

Brad and his friend thought this should be given back to the owner and decided to search for Cathi Riddle and Stacey Wells. They thought it would be a great surprise for the girls to see that their letter which they sent out in their childhood made it back after 35 years.

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9They reached out to the Milton Historical Society

They reached out to Milton Historical Society that keeps all the records of the residents of Milton. The curator was able to track down where Cathi Riddle and Stacey Wells lived and gave the address to Brad who then decided to go and meet them personally.

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10He went to meet her

The drive Brad took to meet Cathi Riddle was not a long one as she lived a few miles away in Milton. When he reached her home he surprised her with the bottle and letter inside. She was shocked to see that it survived for 35 years at sea.

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