Thursday, December 23, 2010

Drumroll, Please

It's Thursday!  Welcome back all you
 Time Capsule fans.

(If you don't wish to watch the video there are pictures of the contents below the video)

Keep in mind, what makes this time capsule unique is the sad story of alienation and the sudden death of Pop Pop... all which happened in 2006 - 6 years after the time capsule was buried. 
And now for the moment you've been waiting for: drumroll, please...

FYI:  It wasn't 8 years ago, but 10 years ago. (Gary made a few bloopers in this video.)  And it wasn't his grandfather> it was his father.  

What Pop Pop didn't think of....  Furbie had a battery and rested against the tin lid and over time it leaked and ate through causing the contents to get wet.  
Tip for the day: Never bury batteries in a time capsule.  They will leak.

Ironic>  The name Eileen Diehl is scribbled on the top of this photo.  Pop Pop must have thought about using her when he was fighting for his grand-parents rights for visitation with Athena.  Unbeknownst to him> Hubby used that same attorney in 2007, a year after his father passed away, trying to get visitation back with Athena as well.

Dear Diary,

There's talk that I'll be wearing my Christmas sweater on Christmas day.  Ugh!  Mom took her Christmas sweater back cause it itches.  Too bad I don't have that option. Humph!! Gracie.


  1. Too bad about the batteries, but it was so good you dug it up when you did! Things are still legible. Any longer and they might have been completly destroyed. Was the itchy sweather wool? Hope you were able to get another one. Gracie looks skeptical about the whole thing.

  2. Good thing to remember about the batteries, when you pack anything away, hadn't thought about it. Most of my stuff is in a time capsule and doesn't know it.

    I remember Furbies!

    Poor Gracie, an itchy sweater, how awful!

    Christmas has to be hard on Gary, give him my best wishes.

  3. That was pretty neat. I have known of time capsules being buried but I think your's is the first I have seen dug up. It's amazing how much can change in 10 years, isn't it?

  4. I had forgotten Furbies until you mentioned them here; what an interesting thing to buy but you know ten years ago how popular they were! I'll remember that if I ever bury a time capsule to take batteries out! So many interesting treasures they put in that day. Very fascinating!

    Merry Christmas!


  5. Too neat! We still have our furbies! We packed them back in their original boxes and they are stored in my closet. I loved those things! Lots of neat pictures and such. I hope Gracie survives the dreaded sweater! Merry Christmas!

  6. Very neat post! Sounds like fun! Good luck on the sweater Gracie hehe.


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