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101-Year-Old Message in a Bottle Surfaces
ABC News ^ | April 8, 2014 | Jaime Lutz

Posted on 04/09/2014 3:23:30 PM PDT by EveningStar

A message in a bottle that was thrown into the ocean in 1913 and recently found by a fisherman off the coast of Germany was returned to the sender's granddaughter.

"It was very surprising," said Angela Erdmann, 62, to The Guardian. "A man stood in front of my door and told me he had post from my grandfather. He then told me that a message in a bottle was found and that the name that was on the card was that of my grandfather."

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History; Travel
KEYWORDS: 1913; angelaerdmann; germany; godsgravesglyphs; messageinabottle
Thread from one month ago: Fishermen find century-old postcard in a bottle in Baltic
1 posted on 04/09/2014 3:23:30 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: SunkenCiv

ping


2 posted on 04/09/2014 3:23:55 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Bump


3 posted on 04/09/2014 3:24:17 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: EveningStar

In before the obligatory reference to The Police song bump...


4 posted on 04/09/2014 3:25:36 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: EveningStar; Revolting cat!

“Please leave 2 bottles of milk and one of cream”


5 posted on 04/09/2014 3:26:10 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: EveningStar
Was it actually a month ago? ABC finally aired it on my local station this morning.......LOL!

I said WTH, I saw that pic long ago............

6 posted on 04/09/2014 3:27:30 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: EveningStar

Seems like a good Jim Croce song....


7 posted on 04/09/2014 3:30:13 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: EveningStar
I love it! My friend's mother passed not long ago and in going through her possessions she found a Bible that belonged to her gggrandfather, who was a preacher in the 1800’s.The Bible had a blank page on the other side of the written word for his sermon notes. Also he had tucked in the pages pictures and old newspaper clippings, etc. She said I could look at it when I have time.
8 posted on 04/09/2014 3:30:53 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: SamAdams76

For something different, here’s beautiful ocean scenery and beautiful music from the movie Message in a Bottle (which I have not seen):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UY_cnHPhw60


9 posted on 04/09/2014 3:31:32 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: EveningStar

“Be sure to drink your Ovaltine.”


10 posted on 04/09/2014 3:46:39 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: WKUHilltopper

A crummy commercial?


11 posted on 04/09/2014 3:50:59 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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12 posted on 04/09/2014 3:58:01 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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13 posted on 04/09/2014 4:09:09 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: EveningStar
I wonder if the two stamps shown in the photo are worth anything?


14 posted on 04/09/2014 4:11:49 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda; WKUHilltopper

S.O.B.!


15 posted on 04/09/2014 4:14:19 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: StormEye

Maybe in another 100 years or so, debris from MH370 will start washing up on shore.


16 posted on 04/09/2014 4:16:35 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: EveningStar
 photo img044copy.jpgI recently found this old post card which was sent to my Grandmother around 1900 when she was a girl. The surprising thing to me is that it is in color. After examining the picture closely it was obviously hand colored.
17 posted on 04/09/2014 4:16:52 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: EveningStar
Konrad Fischer, left, and his crew Klaus Matthiesen and Thomas Buick
hold a message in a bottle from 1913 on the fishing cutter "Maria"
in Kiel, Germany, March 5, 2014. (Uwe Paesler/EPA)
18 posted on 04/09/2014 4:21:40 PM PDT by concentric circles
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To: yarddog
 photo img038copy.jpgThe stamp had fallen off but the postage was only a penny even to Europe.
19 posted on 04/09/2014 4:27:40 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog
 photo DSCN0058copy.jpgSame scene today.
20 posted on 04/09/2014 4:47:54 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: StormEye

I don’t know, but they might be pretty common.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germania_(stamp)


21 posted on 04/09/2014 5:20:32 PM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10 smartphone :)
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To: EveningStar

The note said, “I’m here alone on a desert island in the South Pacific a thousand miles from the shipping lanes with nothing to eat but raw fish and nothing to drink but coconut milk; I’m living in a shack made of leaves and twigs, and yesterday a guy in a three-piece suit and briefcase showed up from the IRS and confiscated the shack for non-payment of taxes. Send attorney!”


22 posted on 04/09/2014 5:29:34 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: StormEye
Link was incomplete...please add a parenthesis after "stamp". I can't get it to post as clickable with the whole URL, as it wants to omit the last parenthesis

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germania_(stamp)

23 posted on 04/09/2014 5:34:17 PM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10 smartphone :)
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To: beaversmom

Thank you for that beautiful video.
It is further affirmation that, Music is a Sacred Melodic Continuum provided by the Creator to all souls to aid them in their search for the purpose and meaning of their existence and the path to find love and peace in God’s Heaven.


24 posted on 04/09/2014 7:27:28 PM PDT by late bloomer ( Neglegere homo pone aulaeum. semi-retired warlord)
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To: late bloomer

Beautiful sentiment, late bloomer.


25 posted on 04/09/2014 8:03:14 PM PDT by beaversmom
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