Kleenex Message in a Bottle Nearly Trashed
That’s right: I found a Kleenex message in a bottle. And I almost threw it away…
In addition to messages, I find lots of bizarre stuff in washed-up bottles. Toothbrushes? Check. A zillion cigarette butts? Check. Human hair? Check. So when I find something that looks like a napkin in a bottle, it’s not all that shocking. I usually open it up just to make sure it’s not a message in a bottle. When it turns out to be trash, I cart it off and recycle it.
But there was something about this one bottle I found a while back. As you can see, the paper inside looks a little unusual. It is not the normal rolled-up scroll of printer paper or stationery. In fact, it just looks like a napkin or paper towel or Kleenex tissue.
And yet… It’s not exactly wadded up, is it?
I brought the bottle home but didn’t get around to opening it until just recently. I had other messages to deal with, and this one was probably just trash, I figured.
Well, I was wrong.
When I pulled the message out, it was clearly a Kleenex, but incredibly, there was writing visible on it!
Can you see it? Look closer:
Kleenex Message in a Bottle Too Faded to Read in Full
It’s not just you — that writing is incredibly hard to see. I can only make out the beginning of the word “Hello” and then, way below that, “Cleveland, Ohio” along with a date. But I am withholding the date here…
The only way I can hope to solve this message in a bottle is for me to hide the date and hope that someone in Cleveland sees this post, recognizes their message / handwriting, and can confirm the date on the Kleenex without me telling them. I don’t know about you, but this seems extremely unlikely. And yet–here we are. I can’t give up the hope of connecting with this person. Who could it be?!
And that’s where you come in, readers! Have a soul? Wanna help make a little magic happen? Share this post and spread the word!
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Stephanie Tucker said:
I came to your page hoping to find a website where people who have found or sent out messages could go to see if the finder or sender could connect. In August I found an adorable message (written on paper towel) at Panama City Beach beginning, “Dear God, I want to be a healthy girl who can rescue all the animals from shelters…” and ends “Thank you! Who ever found this, Thank you! <3 "
Does your page have a lost n found like that or do you know of one? It seems as though kids who write these believe that if their messages are found they will come true and I just thought that is so precious I would like to find the person. They also wrote on the back to someone who must have passed away. I can see why you started this and it is a very nice site. 🙂
Message in a Bottle Hunter said:
Hi Stephanie! You came to the right place! In addition to sharing stories about my own finds, helping others solve messages in bottles and connect is exactly what I do. Can you contact me through the “Contact” link above? Or just click here: https://messageinabottlehunter.com/contact/
The best way to proceed would be through email, and I will be happy to do everything I can to help you connect with the sender 🙂 Cheers, and congratulations on your wonderful find!