Would you bury a time capsule...

@howard96h (11665)
New York, New York
March 8, 2007 12:22pm CST
and what items would you put in there? How long would you keep it buried, do you want your great grand children to be the ones to open it?
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@Fishmomma (11507)
• United States
8 Mar 07
When I was a young girl, my class did bury a capsule with many interesting items including a coke can, a penny, a TV Guide, picture of the school I attended, which has been torn down, a rock, a peace sign and a pair of sunglasses. Each student brought in one item and my item was the TV Guide. The capsule is suppose to be opened in 3000. I don't know who will open it, but several of my classmates have passed away and their wills mentioned the capsule.
@howard96h (11665)
• New York, New York
8 Mar 07
Great idea, to mention it in a will. Thanks.
• Canada
8 Mar 07
I'd LOVE to bury a time capsule! I'm not totally sure what I'd put in it. I'd definitely have to put in some British coins - just to screw with people (I'm in Canada), a Canadian newspaper from the day I buried it, some photos of the surrounding landscape so the people opening the capsule could see how much the landscape had changed over the years. If I was certain my great grandchildren would open it, I think I would include some photographs of family members past and present to preserve the memories.
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@howard96h (11665)
• New York, New York
8 Mar 07
I love the idea you have of the photos of your family and the landscape. Good thinking. Thanks.
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8 Mar 07
What a great idea hun. Many years ago when my son was at school the children put together a time capsule and it was filled with small items that summed up the school. I guess I might just have to give this a try for myself
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@howard96h (11665)
• New York, New York
8 Mar 07
Good, just write down somewhere where you bury it. Woulnd't want someone digging up the whole yard. LOL
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@blackbriar (9126)
• United States
10 Mar 07
My husband and I talked about it several times when our daughter was born how it would be neat if we made up a time capsule for our daughter to open when she was older but we never did it. If I was to bury a time capsule, I would probably put various newspaper clippings in it pretaining to the war, weather, local news, and maybe a comic strip. Would also put a couple pics in it of the landscape surrounding us as well. Not sure what else I would put in it.
@howard96h (11665)
• New York, New York
10 Mar 07
This sounds nice. If you have your own home you can do this. Good luck if you do it.
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
9 Mar 07
I never tried with a time capsule because where would I bury it. I don't have my own home, I have lived in several different homes. It just doensn't make sense. I write books and stories and that is my legacy to my grandchild.
@howard96h (11665)
• New York, New York
9 Mar 07
I am sure your grandchild will love it. I too have no place in an apartment for a time capsule unless I dig a hole in the middle of the living room floor.
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
8 Mar 07
I personally would not do this. But....Back in 1976 here in Minnesota as a celebration of the 200 birthday of our Independence the City of Minneapolis invited citizens to add to a time capsule they were burying on City Hall property Downtown. I placed a photo of my wife & I in it. They plan on opening that time capsule in 2076. I won't be around. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!
@howard96h (11665)
• New York, New York
8 Mar 07
That is nice that they did that. Make sure your great grandkids know about this so that they can be there when they open it up and they tell everyone - That is my great grandpa Bob! Cool!
@LadyLeene (584)
• United States
10 Mar 07
I made a couple of time capsules when I was a little girl, but I always dug them back up within a week or so. :P