Saturday, July 27, 2013

Reader Poll - What Would You Put in a Time Capsule?

Ellery Adams

I read an article in our local paper about a time capsule discovered near the foundation stone of a church here in Richmond. No one knew the capsule was there and it was only found because the church was undergoing renovations.

Needless to say, I was fascinated by the contents of the capsule and as I read the article, I started thinking of a plotline for a future Books By the Bay mystery. In any case, I could use your help because I was wondering what things people would be passionate about including in a time capsule.

There's limited space in a capsule, so what would you put inside to show the people of the future what our lives were like? I thought of a few obvious things like a piece of technology (like a smartphone), examples of our money, a photo of what people look like (and what we wore), and a newspaper.

Any other ideas of things people might have put in a capsule 100 years ago?