Dear Editor, I was walking the beach last month and spotted a plastic bottle in the sand on Chapman Beach. I decided that I, like most Cannon Beach residents, would remove it from the beach.
To my surprise, when I picked it up I saw it was ballasted with sand and small pebbles to keep the bottle cap out of the water, so it could make a longer journey.
And it had a letter in it. I decided I would bring it home and investigate it further.
I was very cautious and careful about how I got the letter out, because of the COVID-19 hazards.
I unrolled the letter and read it, and my heart broke. I have attached a photo of the letter that says more than I can possibly say.
Mother’s Day has just come and gone. I am at a loss as to what to do with the letter.
But I felt I needed to let someone else know.
Editor’s note: The letter Tom found while walking the beach is reprinted for you to read at the top.