Message in a bottle

marathon072413It was a beautiful July morning in Marathon, better known as the Middle Florida Keys.  Judi, part owner of Glunz Resort, was walking on the beach cleaning up item’s that had washed ashore during the night.  She finds a bottle with a message in it, along with sand and 2 one dollar bills. Once opened they find out that it is in fact NOT sand. It is the ashes of this woman’s husband of 70 years named Gordon. She writes that He loved to travel so she sent him traveling in a bottle with a note and money for someone to call home and tell her where he landed. He started at Big Pine Key in March of 2012 and then went to Islamorada where someone found him. They added a note and sent him traveling again and he landed on Key Colony, just off of Marathon. Judi called the wife in Tennessee who was excited to know of Gordon’s travels! Judi added her note, she put him in a rum bottle (you know added a little fun to his trip) with the three notes. We added another dollar in case Gordon travels far and a long distance call is needed. We will be having a memorial service or celebration of his life on our beach later today before sending him on his way again. Only our sister Judi could find a dead guy on our beach!  And, a message in a bottle!

 

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