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Students at TK Gorman dig up 10 year old time capsule

On October 5th, 1998, an East Texas second grade class buried a box full of memories.  Now, ten years later, TK Gorman Catholic School students are now seniors. And this morning, in honor of the school's 50th anniversary, they dug up their past. KLTV 7's Molly Reuter was there.

We've all heard the phrase "time sure flies."

Or "it just seemed like yesterday."

For these TK Gorman seniors, it was ten years ago they stood in this same spot and watched their memories disappear under the earth.

"It's awesome because my sister, and I are only ten years apart, so her class buried it and my class got to unearth it, so that was really cool."

Meet Hannah and Katherine Scirto, now Mooney.

This picture was taken the day TK Gorman students buried what they call the time capsule.

It took awhile to dig up, but finally what this senior class has been waiting ten years for.

One by one, the students pulled out t-shirts, photos and a VHS tape.

Mother nature took its toll, but the students were still able to go back in time.

"We found an old planner from Gorman. We found homecoming t-shirts and some pictures of me when I was in second grade."

"It was a really exciting time because they were seven years old thinking senior year was so far away."

"I hope that they carry with them some understanding that the past is who we are, and it helps us understand the future."

One thing they did learn -

"We need to use super duper heavy plastic bags!"

In January, this year's second grade class will bury another time capsule, and you'll just have to join us ten years from now to see what they put in!

Molly Reuter, reporting.

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