Set To Sea

Message In A Bottle Brings Family More Than Closure

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Posted: September 6, 2013

Over the summer, Amy Simmons (right) dropped a message in a bottle into the ocean. Shortly there after, Bob Grimm contacted her saying he’d found the bottle; he later told her the two families are, in fact, distantly related. (Photo by Matt Gonzales)
Honoring a family member with messages in a bottle brought together distant relatives (from left) Judy and Bob Grimm; Amy, her daughter, Abby, and Christine Simmons. (Photo by Matt Gonzales)
To honor Jim Simmons, a family member who lost his battle with cancer, Amy Simmons and her family set messages in bottles to sea in the hopes those who found them would respond. (Photo by Photo Courtesy of Amy Simmons)
This past June, Amy Simmons, along with seven other immediate and extended family members, hit the road for a family vacation to the shores of Nags Head, N.C. It had been a long, tough year for...

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