Daily Archives: April 14, 2011

My Time Capsule

Interest had been high regarding two time capsules that were unearthed as a result of the February earthquake in Christchurch.   The idea of a time capsule was one that others were exploring and so I decided to come up with my own time capsule.

For a start I would need a large container.   In it I would put the following items:

Named and dated photos of me and  my family,our pets, our house and our cars.  I would also include a short biography of each person.   A current newspaper both national and a local rag would go in as well as a dated local street and walkway map of our area.   A copy of a television guide, a bank statement and city council rate demand would offer people in time to come some specific information about our lives.

A recipe book and a couple of menus from a cafe and restaurant would give an idea of the type of food that we ate and the ways in which we prepared and cooked the food.  Likewise an illustrated knitting pattern and a packet of vegetable and flower seeds.

A selection of junk mail and marketing letters would detail fashion, consumer goods, fast foods, the prices of such items and the ways companies encouraged us to spend our money.

Some examples of money, a landline phone that does not require electricity to operate, an MP3 player, an internet banking gizmo, a plastic money card, a solar powered torch, a wind-up radio and a pair of running shoes could all provide for a fascinating opening in 100 years time.   I would also include something funny….a joke or silly trick such as a whoopee cushion or a plastic flower that can squirt water……just to let them know we were not that serious all the time.

And of course a link to my blog……because the internet will still be there……won’t it??????????

What would you put in your time capsule?