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'He Loved to Be Free,' So Man's Family Sets Him Free in Death

Man's ashes returned to the Gulf of Mexico after washing up on Florida beach

(Newser) - A bottle containing the ashes of a Texas man along with some handwritten notes from loved ones has been returned to the Gulf of Mexico, resuming its ocean journey after it washed up on a Florida Panhandle beach. The beachgoer who found the bottle near Miramar Beach handed it over... More »

Message in Bottle Back Home 50 Years Later

'Look inside,' the note said

(Newser) - When Clint Buffington spotted a Coke bottle buried in the sand on a Caribbean beach, he had no idea how far the discovery would take him. Curled inside the bottle was a yellowed, water-splotched note with a message scrawled in pencil: "Look inside." That barely legible note would... More »

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