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So my mom dug this up in the grounds of our family beach house recently, buried in a teeny plastic lipstick-tube-like container. It would seem my sister Peg and I made a time capsule, which I do not remember doing at all.

Transcript if you can't read the photo:

Good job! If you liked finding this, write your own note somewhere and bury it. Put the map in the envelope w/ the others.
Molly & Peg Ringle
Aug. '88
P.S. If this is Camille, thanx for the idea

I am left with many questions, such as:

a) Who is Camille?
b) What map? What envelope?
c) 13-year-old self, why didn't you say something actually interesting if you were going to the trouble of a time capsule?
d) No cash or treasure or anything? You cheapskate.


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Jan. 7th, 2016 10:12 pm (UTC)
How fun, even if there was nothing your present-self is overly interested in! Our family did a time capsule about twenty years ago, but we didn't bury it. It's in my sister's attic.
Jan. 8th, 2016 06:26 pm (UTC)
Should still be fun to open someday! And in the attic it's probably less likely to decay away. :) I'm impressed this one survived, in the wet dirt.
Jan. 8th, 2016 01:57 am (UTC)
That's pretty neat. Also, it leads to about four different YA plots I can think of, right off the top of my head.
Jan. 8th, 2016 06:27 pm (UTC)
Ha, several others have said it's a good story idea so far too! I'll have to ponder that...
Jan. 8th, 2016 10:51 am (UTC)
Lol! I found a lame time capsule that I buried when I was maybe 8 or 9 (I must have read something or seen a TV show with the idea and thought it was cool) but I guess I didn't have a firm grasp on what a time capsule was actually for. Instead I just made a list of things I wanted and buried it. Maybe I got it confused with a magic lamp? Who knows. I wrote "cat" three times and "lasagna."
Jan. 8th, 2016 06:28 pm (UTC)
LOL! That is awesome. Maybe you were having a Garfield phase, as well? :D
Jan. 8th, 2016 07:19 pm (UTC)
I'M Camille! Hehe :P

I love stuff like this. It's such a funny little peek into childhood.

Jan. 10th, 2016 02:18 am (UTC)
Ah good, glad to finally get the message to you! :)
Yeah, it's interesting how I completely don't remember doing this. Kind of a fun surprise.
Jan. 14th, 2016 12:10 am (UTC)
LOL about not writing something interesting. I guess it was at 13.
Jan. 15th, 2016 08:03 pm (UTC)
I know...thanks a lot, young self. :D
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