Second graders build a time capsule

By Jamey Boyum - email

Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - They said goodbye to their prized possessions for a decade. Second graders at Tyler's St. Gregory Catholic School filled a time capsule, that will remain undisturbed until 2019.

The Saint Gregory Student body got a good look at the time capsule, which really wasn't much to look at, but it was built to last. According to one of the students, the first time capsule suffered some water damage.

A little holy water seemed like a good idea, and the capsule was out the door heading for its ten year resting place. But, what was put in this mysterious...cooler? Well, letters, a journal a scrapbook, class t-shirts, 10 year predictions, a DNA model, a band christmas cd, a calculator, a student handbook, a class of '62 ring from the first time capsule, and the very necessary Best Buy catalogue. The second graders will be on hand in 2019 when the capsule is opened. They get to write letters to themselves.

How will the kids remember themselves as second graders? According to the students, as silly.

Well, everyone was probably a little silly in second grade. It's hard to remember that, but when the kids open up the box in ten years, they'll recall that...

"It was a dirty job," said one of the kids.

Well, hopefully they'll remember some good things too.

Now, there were a few other items in the time capsule, like a homecoming commercial on DVD and a newspaper featuring president obama's inauguration.