A man walked with a dog and found a message in a 82-year-old bottle

A resident of the British island of Jersey discovered a bottle with a letter 82 years ago. This was reported by the Daily Mail.

55-year-old Nigel Hill walked with a dog and accidentally found a glass bottle with a message dated September 5, 1938. The note was left on a piece of cardboard packaging from under the cake. It said: "If you found this bottle, please contact John Stapleford and attach a photograph." At the end of the letter, the author indicated his address.


Hill posted the find information on his Facebook page. Soon he managed to contact a woman who currently lives at the address indicated in the letter. โ€œShe said she doesnโ€™t remember any John Stapleford. She has lived in that house for the past 30 years, โ€Hill says. Then she looked at the names of past owners and found that Stapleford purchased this house in 1921.

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How to Make Friends as an Adult: A Guide to Socializing & Meeting New People

What are some effective ways to make friends as an adult?

First, try leveraging your existing network. Even if you don't have many or any friends whom you regularly talk to these days, chances are you still have a number of old connections that you haven't talked to in some time. So don't be afraid to reach out, give them a call or send a message through text or social media. If they don't answer you, you're no worse off than you were before trying to reach out and if they do, you've got a whole new opportunity to connect. Along these same lines, if you do have a spouse or a significant other, ask if they have any old friends that you could reach out to together.

Next up, consider trying something more structured in nature. In a recent study, sociologists collected data from 91 countries representing 2/3 of the world's population, they concluded that Denmark is home to the happiest people in the world. Why is this? It might have something to do with the fact that 92% of Danes are members of some sort of group ranging from sports to cultural interests. To avoid loneliness, we have to seek active social lives, maintain friendships, and enjoy stable relationships. With this in mind then, you could participate in adult classes to try to learn something that you've never had time to before.ย 


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