Cowart's Common Room
Time Capsule (Rock cont.)

'Lovely Michael' at the reclamation yard is delivering it for us. It's local stone, rolled into that lovely smooth shape by glacial action.

I'm planning to put it outside the gate.....next door's brother is a stonemason and he's going to carve the house name into it in old gaelic script. Then I'll plant something pretty and 'rambly' around it. Hope it won't look too twee...but delivery folk have a real problem in Ireland what with no post codes, and no road signs once you leave the 'main drag'.

I've been digging up crocus bulbs out there this morning. Can't bear the thought of them being squashed below a rock...never to see the light of day again...that would be crocu-cide!!!

Am also considering burying a small time capsule below said rock....now here's a great poser.....what would YOU put in a time capsule to give future folk a bit of insight into your daily life?

Better limit it to 5....sounds a bit like homework doesn't it....hope headmistress won't tell me off.....I haven't got time to do a hundred lines just before ChristmasNeutral

Posted at 23rd Dec 2008 - 09:48AM   Posted by Salle de Bain   Time Capsule (Rock cont.) Comments: 6

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Westerwitch's Avatar I love the idea of a rock as a present . . . how about we call your homework an Xmas brain teaser - after all there hasn't been homeworkfor a couple of weeks - so a little bit of mental stimulation can't hurt.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 23rd Dec 2008 at 10:04AM

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Arosebyanyothername's Avatar Photographs of your family
some coins
a defunct mobile phone
some seeds
a small toy

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 23rd Dec 2008 at 10:58AM

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Faith's Avatar When we had the floor up in my old home I put a time capsule inside a metal box. I can't remember exactly what I put - one thing was a newspaper, another thing was a little typed up piece about us - who we were, how old, jobs etc.

Posted by: Faith on 23rd Dec 2008 at 01:12PM

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Ivy's Avatar I would put in today's (or tomorrows newspaper, some coins, I like the idea of the defunct mobile phone (but without battery please) photo of your Christmas tree and maybe a recipe for your favourite Christmas pudding (or a Bauble?)

Posted by: Ivy on 23rd Dec 2008 at 03:23PM

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Faith's Avatar How about a list of common foods - bread, milk, eggs etc and how much they currently cost!

Posted by: Faith on 23rd Dec 2008 at 05:30PM

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What a great idea! So now we understand..... and I agree how useful it will be too. I have got used to finding my way in Ireland when we visit - but it can be troublesome! Fortubately there is always some Leprechan who is happy to help us find our way.

It's the same here where I am in Devon, hardly any road signs, or farm signs and because I work from home a few days a week I am the one who gives directions.

Posted by: Crucifix on 23rd Dec 2008 at 05:38PM

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