Social media has changed life in unimaginable ways, to an extent where a woman discovered the message-in-a-bottle that she threw into the sea 29 years ago!
On 26th September 1988, an 8-year-old girl named Miranda Chavez wrote a message, put it in a bottle and threw it into the sea on Edisto Beach.
Oddly, a couple who went for a beach clean-up drive, found the letter washed up on the Sapelo Island, Georgia.
Linda Humphries and her husband David immediately shared the note on Facebook, hoping to track the writer.
“We have a current name and city for the now 37-year-old sender, but any phone numbers we’ve found were dead ends,” Humphries wrote in a Facebook post. “Will keep trying.”
David made a remarkable discovery while we were doing a beach sweep on Sapelo Island this morning. He found this message in a bottle tossed from Edisto, SC….29 years ago! We have a current name and city for the now 37 year-old sender, but any phone #’s we’ve found were dead ends. Will keep trying. Anyone with a Columbia, SC directory is welcome to contact me.
Miranda Chavez was smart enough to include her then address on the note, but she moved out of her childhood home when she was a teenager.
However, thanks to social media, now it’s quite easy to connect to people one way or the other. That’s how Chavez found her letter.
According to CBS, Chavez said “Who would have thought? It’s so awesome how something that small — no matter what you’ve got going on in your life — can take you back to your childhood and to some of the absolute happiest times of your life.”
“It was meant to be found. It was meant to do something, even if it was just to have people have something positive to say for a few days. I guess it served its purpose.” she added.