30-Year-Old Time Capsule Unearthed

By: Will Harkins Email
By: Will Harkins Email

Philadelphia, Miss A lot has changed in 30 years. From cassette tapes to mp3's, from records to iPod's, from star wars to. . . Um star wars. Well maybe not everything has changed, but that was the purpose of the time capsule when Mrs. Shumaker’s class of 1984 buried it on school grounds 30 years ago. 30 years later, those same 11 and 12 year olds remember the day they buried their school project.

Bryan Booker says "This was a great experience to come back and see all the things we buried thirty years ago"

"Mrs. Shumaker always had us do great adventures in her class. Just brings back memories, and I remember burying every bit of this," according to Jenny Dabbs, who was reunited with her favorite pair of shoes

Those kids are now in there 40's but still think fondly of each other, and their teacher

Wendy Kirkland, another one of Mrs. Shumaker’s students "It’s exciting to come back and see everything that we put in and everybody that was here to see it come up out of the ground after 30 years, it’s exciting. Exciting to see Mrs. Shumaker again and relive all of the times in class"

After thirty years, this simple class project helped to reunite student with teacher, and Mrs. Shumaker still remembers all of them.

Frankie Shumaker says "You know 30 years seems like a long time, but then when we get back together it's not. I remember all of these children, and a lot of the children on campus now had parents on this campus when we buried it. So I’m hoping that as it dries out and they get to look at it that it will give them the incentive to do it."


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