Women Find Message In A Bottle Written Day Before 9/11

You just never know what you're going to find in the water these days. A mother and her daughter thought they might have found another piece of garbage along the coast of Lake Michigan during a walk last week. What they found instead was a piece of history. 

Amy Gasaway and her daughter Amanda Butler call themselves "beachcombers," and they enjoy searching for beach glass, driftwood and other treasures on the beach. As they were going through the debris a yellow bottle top appeared. It was a Pepsi bottle, and inside it, there was a letter.

“It had a nice ‘Open me’ sign in it," Butler said. "So, as we got in to open it, we found a class project for an AP class of English out of Clayton, Indiana.”

Inside the Pepsi bottle were three letters. As Amanda and Amy were reading the two letters they noticed the date they were written: September 10, 2001.

“I’m sure they had no clue whatsoever how the world was about to change in front of them," Gasaway said.

Now, their mission is to find the authors of the letters to see how the last 18 years have been for them. The women said they want to give their letters back to them along with some other treasures they've found on their beach walks.

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