I am participating in the The Book of Me, Written by You project which will last 15 months. Prompt for week 8 is Time Capsule.
· You can choose who to create the time capsule for as that will influence what you put (or would put into your time capsule).
· The creation of a time capsule:
o you can do this in the literal sense or
o you can simply write what you would place into your time capsule and why. It is much more fun to create though!
This is an interesting concept. What would I put into a time capsule so that some future descendant would know a bit about me? Genealogies will have all the facts but this time capsule should have the items that tell about my feels and character, and perhaps would I love to do and what is important to me.
|GS vest, Troll, SF cap, Softball photo|
From my teen years, I would put in a softball and glove. I played on a city league team while in high school and played some in college, too. I would probably add some San Francisco Giant’s memorabilia, too, since I have followed them since the early 1960’s.
|My trips on Greyhound|
|Reading, bird watching, playing the guitar, doing crossword puzzles, |
& working for BART
I worked 32 years at the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BARTD) and could put in some BART memorabilia such as anniversary buttons or pins, or my train operator baseball cap.
I love reading and writing. A copy of a book from any of the following authors would be good: W.E.B. Griffin, Tom Clancy, Tony Hillerman, Louis L’Amour, Victoria Thompson, William Kreuger, Dorothy Grimes, or Elizabeth George, to name a few. I also wrote some stories and novels but they have not been published. Putting in pages from the hand-written notebooks would be cool.
Favorite past-time items could include binoculars & bird guides for bird watching, guitar music sheets, Scrabble or Boggle games, and a crossword puzzle from the Wall Street Journal. I’m not sure how to show activities such as hiking and bike riding. Boots and a bike would be too large to add to the capsule.
For attitudes and values, I would add “I Voted” sticker; environmental action brochures about clean air and water, planting native plants, and saving endangered species; and COEXIST and NOH8 bumper stickers because everyone should be allowed to live peacefully among each other.
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