Message in a bottle from a deceased daughter

This is not directly a Rochester Hills story, but having just lost my father a few months ago, it touched me. and The Associated Press tell the story best:
A dozen years ago, a 10-year-old girl wrote a message on a scrap of paper, placed it in a ginger-ale bottle and launched it into the waters off Long Island. Now, that bottle has been discovered amid a beach strewn with debris from Superstorm Sandy. The girl who cast that bottle into the bay is dead, but her message has been passed along to her grieving mother. “I was just sobbing when I heard they had found it,” Mimi Fery said of the workers in the Long Island village of Patchogue, who not only found the message in the bottle, but called the woman and arranged for its ultimate return. “These are very, very kind people.”Message in a bottle

Picture: By Frank Franklin of the Associated Press, Sidonie Fery set loose a message in a bottle as a 10-year-old girl off the coast of Long Island. A decade later, that bottle has washed up.

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