Retirees Discover Decades Old Gem Amidst Hurricane Debris
Kristin Danley 2/7/2018
While inspecting their neighborhood in Key Largo, Florida, after Hurricane Irma ravaged the area, Ruth and Lee Huenniger stumbled across something mysterious but actually quite extraordinary. The item was propped up against a chain link fence and at first glance, was just a plain old bottle.
The bottle was frosted over as if it had been weathered by the ocean. But it was void of any sea life that's often clinging to debris blown ashore by a storm.
The letter written by a student explained that they were learning about sea faring pirates and they wanted to see how far their letter traveled. So Ruth and Lee wrote back to the class. But as it turns out, the school was closed.
In fact, Class 213's teacher wrote back to say she was retired from teaching and that her class wrote the letter -- but that was more than 30 years ago! The teacher said a fisherman set it adrift in the North Sea off the coast near where they live.
Now that they've been in communication with the retired teacher, they have been inspired to visit Scotland. They might just visit the retired teacher and the site of the former school from which the first letter originated.