BECKLEY, W.Va. — There are many reasons a message in a bottle or note on a balloon might never be found. It could be lost forever in the ocean, wind up somewhere remote or simply be overlooked as trash.
Defying those odds, a balloon released on Thanksgiving Day in Beckley in memory of a lost loved one made a 3,716-mile journey and was found in Cornwall, United Kingdom.
On Thanksgiving, she released an orange balloon in memory of her son, Steven Webb, who passed away in October 2013, at the age of 37.
“Whenever I let the balloon go, I imagine Steven is getting it, like it’s something I am sending him. It gives me a peaceful feeling,” she said.
The balloon was found Monday morning by John Foster, who noticed something stuck in a hedge along his small farm near Coverack, United Kingdom…