Jennifer McPeak of Destin recently did some cleaning along the shoreline of Marler Bayou, which is on the very western end of Destin. “It turned out to be an exercise in at-home archaeology. The tide was way out so I took the opportunity to dig out these treasures, along with enough random trash to fill a 5-gallon bucket,” she wrote. “Some of that stuff included a bunch of pantyhose tied together, a sweater, a sock, the tape from the inside of an audio cassette and an intact lightbulb. We are watching with interest the gradual exposure of an old TV set. It is not uncommon for us to find old bottles like this in our yard and on the shoreline, revealed by erosion, heavy rains and the rise and fall of the tide through the course of the year. Our house was built in 1961 and the bottles that have survived the years tend to be the heavier glass from the ’60s and ’70s. I am guessing owners over the years had some pretty good parties down here on the bayou!”