Growing up near one of Michigan's five Great Lakes, a favorite summer pastime was sending messages via bottle. Weaned on lake lore, my best friend and I heard of olden-days kids bottle-messaging and made our own. We'd toss them into Lake Michigan, wondering where they'd wash up and who would find them. Two other Michigan girls had the same idea. Their message in a bottle turned up recently in Detroit -- 97 years after it had been sent, says the Detroit Free Press.