In today’s Glens Falls Post-Star, an article about the unearthing of a time capsule at Adirondack Community College. It contained a few random items–like a pipe (the type one smokes with) and plastic bags, plus lots of college memorabilia–from the year the capsule was buried, 1988.
Okay, maybe I’m getting REALLY old, but to me, a time capsule has to molder for at least 50 years. Unidentifiable objects should abound. You know, a hundred years from now, who is going to know what an iPod is?
So I started to think about what we should put in a time capsule to be buried for at least a 100 years. I started a list, with help from some of my colleagues, and invite you to add to it.
1. Ellen: an AM/FM radio
2. Dale: all my poetry, of course
3. Radio Bob: an iPad
4. Nora: an iPhone
5. Sandy: a Twinkie
6. David: a guayabera (trans: Cuban dress shirt)
7. Jon: documents establishing the world wide web as open to all users
8. Martha: all five pairs of glasses I need to get through each day (including bi-focals, transitions, computer bi-focals, etc.)
9. Shelly: my kids’ artwork, including drawings of a rabbit and a house with my son’s girlfriend
10. Julie: “The Girls’ Book of Flower Fairies”
11. Todd: a Big Mac
12. Tasha: my red VW bug
C’mon, folks, we’ve got plenty of room. Pile it in there.