This story brought back fond memories of my childhood adventures at the family cottage, on Lake Huron. There was always a fascination with the idea of sending a message in the bottle in the hope that someone would reply. While I never received a reply to my floating correspondence, the possibility of a response was then and I guess now still exciting. Part of this interest in communicating with others came from a video shown in many schools "Paddle to the Sea". In the days before the internet (yes there was a time) and before Flat Stanley and Dancing Matt , this National Film Board video inspired elementary students' sense of adventure and discovery. In this story, a young boy carves a wooden figure in a boat and on the bottom inscribes Paddle to the Sea - Please put me back in the water. The film documents the journey of this wooden creation from Northern Ontario to the Atlantic Ocean. Have you ever found something interesting? What is the modern version of sending a message in a bottle? What do you think will be a memoriable event or story for this generation?