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    The Martha's Vineyard TimesDavid Steiner11/12/205 min
    4 reads4 comments
    9.3
    The Martha's Vineyard Times
    4 reads
    9.3
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    • DellwoodBarker
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      2 weeks ago

      The letter, which now had an upper portion torn off and its edges cracked, seemed to be the words of a child — or an adult writing on the child’s behalf — bemoaning their mother’s absence (“Missing you would be an understatement”) and expressing a deep love for her (“I love you to the moon and back”).

      After the excitement of the discovery came the emotions of the letter. Watts, who had lost a young daughter to a heart defect, explained how the letter particularly touched him. “It just made me feel really, really sad that somebody lost someone they loved that much and that they would go through the trouble and the time to put it in there and make it so nice and then to put it out.”

      • Pegeen
        ScoutScribe
        2 weeks ago

        Outstanding find!

    • Pegeen
      ScoutScribe
      2 weeks ago

      A stunner on SO many levels! This simple read is exceptional just for the range of emotions that I felt. Loss is like the waters this man explores. The mysteries of life are remarkable, enchanting, magical. So many questions. And that bottle is something I would covet - it’s gorgeous. To return it was such an unselfish act. Beautiful!

    • chrissetiana
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      2 weeks ago

      ‘You should just take that back. Somebody wanted it there, and that is probably where it belongs,’

      Exactly my thoughts. Him finding stuff underwater didn’t sit well with me, because there’s no way of telling if they were truly lost at sea or deliberately placed there.