This weekend my dad lifted up the steps from where the greenhouse used to stand, and found a message in a bottle that I put there when the greenhouse was put up
Here is the message, reproduced with bad grammar and spelling mistakes!
DATE: SUNDAY 9th AUGUST
My name is Anthony Rogers and I live(d) here with my sister (B****), mum (C******) and Dad (K**). I’m 13 years old and I have one Rat called Clover My sister has a pet Hampster called Harry.
I have had two other pets called Milky and Coco (Mice) and an adopted one called Hercules (also a mouse). My Sister and mum both have horses called Merlin and Chance (My sister has had two others called Brandy (2nd) Sox/Socks(1st).
I have brown eyes and dark brown hair and I was born 3rd May 1985.
When I’m older I plan to be an artist
I didn’t write the year on the message, but from my calculations it looks to be from 1998.
The message was put inside a plastic wallet and then rolled up and secured with an elastic band. It was then put inside an old tomato ketchup bottle.
The metal lid had rusted, and the outside of the glass was cloudy, but the paper had survived with slight browning in a couple of places!
Now, what should I do with the message? Put a new one in the bottle and bury it again?