Message in Bottle

Photo credit: Reddit

It may sound like something from a storybook or fairytale, but this touching tale is a real life experience that started along the shores of California. A Reddit user and friends were fishing when they came upon a glass bottle that had washed ashore. Inside, they found a laminated, sealed message, along with a photo and a note from a family who had recently suffered the loss of a beloved family member, Mel. Continue reading to see what the message said and what happened after.

My name is Mel, I have 3 beautiful kids and a beautiful wife of almost 54 years when I passed. I love the ocean, deep sea fishing, abalone hunting with My 2 Son’s and visiting the tide pools with the whole Family.

Today My Family is laying me to rest in a place that I love…the ocean. So, this starts my journey…If you find this message in a bottle please go to my Facebook page – Melvin’s Journey – post a pic of yourself and where you found me and send me back on my journey. Thanks and God bless…Mel’s Family.”