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25 years ago: St. John students prepare ‘time capsule’

February 7, 2012


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Feb. 7, 1987:

As part of a school project, students in K-6 grades at St. John Catholic School made predictions of how the world would be in six years. Their predictions were sealed in a 'time capsule' to be opened at the school in 1993. The kindergarten children kept their predictions simple, with one forecasting that he or she would still like macaroni and cheese six years down the road. Other children in the younger grades imagined that a candy bar would cost $1.50 rather than 45 cents, and that their future counterparts would still enjoy playing foursquare out on the playground. Some of the visionaries looked forward to such things as remote-control furniture to move people from room to room. Sixth-graders tended to predict more worldwide changes concerning the environment or nuclear warheads. Sixth-grader Erin Shoulberg said that she was planning to return to the school as a high-school senior to witness the opening of the capsule.


Ron Holzwarth 6 years, 3 months ago

I like the idea of "remote-control furniture to move people from room to room."

With that, if you became irked with someone you could press a button and they would be exited from the room.

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