Eileen Webb @webmeadow Here's a true story about my dad whenl was little we were on a beach in Oregon and he found a message in a bottle The note contained an address with a plea in a young boy's handwriting to senda postcard and let him know how far the bottle had traveled 611 PM- Jan 9 2019 Twitter Web Client 38K Retweets 28KLikes Eileen Webb @webmeadow 20h Replying to @webmeadow It had very clearly been thrown in the ocean from the nearby crab docks It probably traveled a whopping 12 mile before washing up in the sand He decided to wait until we got back to California to send the postcard so it would seem like the bottle floated all the way south 3 t 39 O 11K Eileen Webb @webmeadow 20h The postcard ended by saying I threw the bottle back in the ocean for someone else to find! Then he shared the address with his brother who sent a similar postcard from Seattle a few weeks later His postcard ended the same way L 26 O 11K Eileen Webb @webmeadow 20h They did this for DECADES sending postcards to this kid from all the places they traveled always saying they were throwing the bottle back in the water Mexico Alaska Boston Florida London! I found it in the Thames! 2 th 36 14K Eileen Webb @webmeadow 20h Sometimes he'd recruit friends so that the handwriting didn't always match He sent that kid postcards from Chicago from Paris from landlocked towns in Wisconsin and Oklahoma He kept the address in his wallet though it didn't really matter because he'd memorized it long ago 2 th 26 14K Eileen Webb @webmeadow 20h Somewhere out there a grown man from Tacoma has hundreds of postcards in my dad's scratchy handwriting If there was a way he could do a good deed *while also being slightly mischievous* he was all in That's the kind of guy he was 112 O 63K I threw it back into the ocean Meme

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