GROWING OLD WITH GRACIE

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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.