A couple discovered several messages in a bottle when they went out to pick up trash, CNN affiliate WKMG reports.
Richard Balkham and his wife were picking up garbage along the St. Johns River in Debary, Florida, when they came upon a champagne bottle. "I took it to the boat and I said, 'It looks like we got some messages in the bottle,'" Balham said.
The messages contained Christmas and birthday wishes from children dating back to 2010.
Balkham decided to write his own message to add to the bottle. He shared how he found the bottle and how to track its history through the DeBary Proud Facebook page, WKMG reports. Balkham threw the bottle back in the water on Monday and he says he hopes it doesn't get found for a long time.
"I think it would be really neat if it made its way to Jacksonville and out to the ocean," he wrote in his message.