By Jean Pocha
Pathfinder Staff 

A memorial message from afar lands in Seeley Lake


January 19, 2023

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The Chinese lantern that landed in Kris Davis's yard with a special message.

Shortly after Christmas, Kris Davis, Seeley Lake, saw her dog barking at something rolling across the snow in the yard. As Davis investigated, she saw a well-traveled floating Chinese lantern had landed, with a child's handwriting on it. The marker inscribed message said, "I miss you and I love you, love Amelia."

"I had the feeling that this lantern was a little girls' memorial to someone she loved," said Davis, who has experienced her own losses. "I don't know who Amelia is or who she lost, poor Amelia."

"I have no idea how far away this lantern floated from," Davis said. "I want Amelia to...

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