Saturday, August 10, 2013
Looking Back In Time
A hundred years ago, a "Ladies Aide Society" assembled and buried a time-capsule in Oklahoma. To protect it, they poured 12 inches of concrete on it.
A hundred years passed and they decided to dig it up and open it. Everything was intact. What I find interesting about the story (here) is what the women chose to include in the capsule -- it's an indication of what they considered important back then:
"The chest was full of treasures. Among the finds: a newspaper from the day the capsule was buried; a dress; a telephone; a flag; a pen used by President William McKinley; a camera; and a pair of women's shoes that still had their shine. Perhaps most remarkable was a phonograph record featuring voices of citizens from the era."
If we were to assemble a time-capsule today to be opened in a hundred years, what would you put in it?? Cellphone? Jeggings? iPad?
Join me in building a virtual capsule online -- toss in anything you believe reflects our time.