Your Time Capsule – the Stuff Dreams are Made of
Maybe he won’t have the problems with human nature and greed that Sam did over the Maltese Falcon. It’s a sure bet, however, that he’ll have expectations. He’ll open the time capsule to see the stuff dreams are made of.
In 1986 a nation watched eagerly as Geraldo Rivera made a show out of opening ‘Al Capone’s Secret Vault.’ This time capsule was expected to contain 1920’s era artifacts (at the least) and if indeed it did belong to Al Capone, what treasures and gold must be hidden there! Writes the blog Best of the 80’s
“For two hours we sat there, learning everything we could ever hope to about Capone, Prohibition, Chicago, the 20s, The Untouchables, tax evasion, The Lexington Hotel, how to blow up concrete wall, hidden vaults, and what should (or could) be inside. Medical examiners were invited to the site, so they could be there to take care of the corpses that would undoubtedly be inside. And IRS agents were there to scoop up all the booty.”
A nation may have been disappointed to find nothing there of interest, but during the anticipation time, we learned about the time of Prohibition in the USA and the life of Al Capone – a time period of history and a life not boring to say the least.
The stuff dreams are made of? Maybe not, but Rivera did get great ratings:
What you owe the future
If you’re doing a time capsule, what do you owe the future recipients?
By this question, I don’t mean that you need to put a certain kind of coin inside the time capsule (although it is considered good luck to do so).
The main thing you owe the future recipients of the time capsule is providing a good enough container that they don’t open it up to find a muddy mucky mess.
We’ve been in business for a long time now and we’ve seen the gamut of openings of time capsules. You can be lucky and have a plastic container survive. But we’ve seen so many failures with plastic containers, we cannot recommend this method. We’ve found stainless steel containers to be the best. Why not use them?
Saving a penny may lose more than a pound
Why be so concerned with cost cutting measures that you find you cannot afford a time capsule container? If you don’t consider the quality of the container important, you run a big risk of the future recipients opening up a mucky muddy mess.
Do NOT leave the decision to someone who wants to donate a casket. They leak! And, do NOT use a toy. They leak!
It’s a sin to provide the future with a mucky muddy mess. Consider seriously your time capsule container. We have something you can afford. Even our smaller time capsules are affordable and can be buried. Plan to get one now.