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Family finds message in a bottle at Belton Lake

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Posted at 8:45 AM, Oct 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-22 23:08:31-04

A Bell County woman found a message in a bottle at Lake Belton, and now her niece is hoping to find the girl who wrote it.

The message read:

Hello! How are you? I'm Dora Taylor and I'm 12 years old. Every time I come to the lake I love to write letters and send them through the lake. I live in Temple, Texas. I used to pretend I was a princess but I decided to be for real. Well, I'm a black female. I have short hair. I like reading and I hate science. Well, my science teacher is a dodo. Wherever this letter goes I would like to say: God bless you and let him be with you at all times. I hope you get to read the poem footprints. I love sweets also. Maybe you can send letters through the water too. Maybe I'll find one or two of your letters. 

Thank you, Dora Taylor

On the back of the letter, Dora wrote, "Here's a bluebonnet for good luck." The flower was found inside the bottle along with the message.

The message in a bottle was shared on Facebook by Priscilla Caldwell who said her aunt had found the bottle close to her home, which is near Lake Belton. Caldwell said she does not know how old the bottle is, but is hoping Dora knows her message has been found.

Caldwell's post has been shared over 11,000 times.

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