What goes in your time capsule?

A time capsule will be opened at the Tacoma Dome this Saturday. Placed in the Dome around the time the event space's doors opened to the public 30 years ago, the capsule will be opened as a part of 30th anniversary celebration activities this weekend.

We're not sure what to expect to see come out of the capsule from the Tacoma of 1983. One thing we know for sure is that an awful lot has changed around here in the last 30 years - especially in Tacoma's downtown and Dome District. It could be a very interesting journey back through time...

In the same vein, a new capsule is being created, to be opened 30 years from now. What would items would you include to tell the Tacomans of 2044 about the Tacoma of 2014?

We're thinking a 253 Heart shirt, a Monkeyshine, and a gift certificate to McMenamins, since we're hoping it might be finished by then.

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In my new time capsule:
1.  A pothole.
2.  Streetcar promises.
3.  Pictures of vacant lots.
4.  Pictures of vacant storefronts.
5.  The B&O tax.
6.  Half the City Council’s unemployment status.
7.  Hotel Murano’s attorney budget.
8.  Red tape.
9.  A Frisco Freeze cheese burger.
10.  Fred Davie.
*Please note that this would be the most disappointing time capsule to open because nothing in it will change in the next 30 years.

January 16, 2014 at 1:41 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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January 19, 2014 at 3:59 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Man, who crapped in your coffee this morning?

January 16, 2014 at 3:33 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Am I the only one that I read Spencer’s comment to say that he’d put into the time capsule, the man who crapped in your coffee this morning?

January 16, 2014 at 3:42 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Peter PeterRegistered

That’s how I read it too.

January 16, 2014 at 3:51 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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My short list:
1.  Valhalla coffee (sans whoever may have crapped in it.)
2.  Trail running shoes (A nod to the amazing trails at Point Defiance)
3.  Pictures of Spaceworks displays
4.  A joint
5.  A rainbow flag
6.  Tacoma playing cards
7.  First Night button
8.  Locally grown hops
9.  Tacomic book by RR Anderson
10.  A sheet of white kraft paper

Admittedly, this time capsule might not have a pleasant… aroma.  Maybe throw some lavender in there too.

January 16, 2014 at 7:03 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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We can not put a hipster in a time capsule.  :)

January 17, 2014 at 9:22 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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If you can put Fred Davie in there, you can put anything in it.

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