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Contractor Uncovers Letter Wife Wrote for Husband Hidden Inside Time Capsule of 1950s Home

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You don’t hear too often of people burying time capsules anymore, but in 2014 one such memento was discovered in a North Phoenix home.

The four bedroom home built in the 1950s was being gutted, and contractors were tearing everything apart from the floors to the walls.

It was during the deconstruction that contractor John Murray discovered some rather precious items frozen in time within the wall.

“Wow. I just think I’m going to value things a little bit differently,” Murray told NBC News. “We’ve done hundreds of houses, but never found anything like this.”

The time capsule appeared to have been partially opened. What was inside hailed from 1966 — an old photograph and some notes on politics and the culture during that time.

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The writer, Betty Klug, was 33 at the time. She included a note that said she and her family had just moved into the home.



No one knew of the time capsule, not even Betty’s husband, Bruce. The 79-year-old was surprised to learn that the capsule had been buried on Sept. 27 — Bruce’s birthday.

Bruce was overcome with emotion as he explained to Murray that his dear Betty has passed away in 1976 after a car accident.

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“I don’t know how I did it,” Bruce told NBC. “Went back to work within a week.

“We had the best marriage. Not once did we argue about anything.”

No doubt Bruce has treasured this special memory since the day it was discovered — a lasting piece of his wife after so many years.

While time capsules may seem to be quite literally a thing of the past, they might just be coming back in style.

Recently a kindergarten class from Cartersville, Georgia, buried a time capsule to be revisited on May 9, 2044.

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“Our class wanted to do something extra-special to commemorate being the first class for the re-launch of First Presbyterian Preschool’s kindergarten program,” teacher Rebekah Beaver told The Daily Tribune News.

Extra special, indeed. Have these stories inspired you to bury a time capsule of your own?

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
Location
Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Entertainment, Faith




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