A Father's Time Capsule to his Daughter
July 13, 2007 9:49 PM Subscribe
What should I put in a time capsule for my daughter?
posted by jonson to Society & Culture (27 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
I'm increasingly obsessed with how time keeps moving faster as I get older, and with my daughter's 2nd birthday
approaching at the end of this year, I thought it would be fun to bury a time capsule in our yard for her, to open in 2026, on her 21st birthday. I have all of the sentimental items, (for example, a letter I wrote her when I found out my wife was pregnant), but I really want her to get a feel not just for who her parents were when they were (semi)young & (semi)cool, but what life was like in America when she was too little to take notice of it. For reference, similar items the from same time in my own childhood would have included, for example, the original Washington Post Watergate scandal reporting or an 8 track tape of Led Zep IV. So what things should I consider that will help commemorate the times?