A nine-year-old boy found a message in a bottle while exploring a wooded beach of a small lake island on a family vacation – and then realized it was addressed to his grandfather.
Nolan Rogers had been on a fishing trip with his family on Lake Murray in South Carolina. His mother, Viki Garrick noticed her childrens’ attention waning and stopped at a small island to explore.
That’s when Nolan came across a screw-top Dr Pepper bottle with a rolled-up letter inside sitting next to a log.
Nolan imagined it was a ‘note from the pirates or something’, and showed his parents who read the note first, according to The Slate.
Garrick and her husband could only make out a few words on the yellowed paper towel, but were able to make out, ‘I wish I could see you… I love you so much… I love you, Diane’.
They couldn’t read who the letter was addressed to, but noticed the name started with the letter ‘M’.