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Radio Diary: A Message In A Bottle Brings Connection In A Pandemic05:54
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Bottle with fish. (Robert Porter)
Bottle with fish. (Robert Porter)

Imagine a time before the pandemic for a moment. You’re a kid in the fifth grade. And you have an idea. Hey, why don’t we send out a message in a bottle? Well ... that's exactly what Joe and Aidan, 5th graders in Cape Elizabeth, Maine decided to do. So they took a bottle from the family junk drawer, wrote up a note, made a raft and sent it to sea.

"We were sort of just planning like try to make a raft so it doesn’t hit the rocks. And if it does hit the rocks then it’s just part of the raft that hits it," Joe says.

"I was like I wonder where it’s going to go, I wonder where it’s going to be. I mean you never know what’s going to happen," Aidan adds. 

In the latest 'Dear On Point' radio diary we hear how a message in a bottle made the rounds from Joe and Aidan, fifth graders in Cape Elizabeth, Maine to Tom Bourke, owner of a convention decorating company in Westfield, Mass., Jeanne Blake, a leadership communications consultant in Gloucester, Mass. and Robert Porter, a fisherman and owner of Coveted Yarn in Gloucester, Mass.

You can read Jeanne's full post about the message in a bottle here.

Jeanne with the bottle. (Cliff King)
Jeanne with the bottle. (Cliff King)

With mixing and editing help from Tim Skoog.

This segment aired on May 13, 2020.

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