Sample Time Capsule Letter to Family
December 07, 2012
This letter and the contents of this time capsule were made so that you could have a piece of the past once you were old enough to be curious about your family history. Grandpa Marvin and I are young now (Grandpa is 46 and I am 44) and so are you; you were only born this week! You're such a tiny little thing; I am so excited to watch you grow up into a beautiful young woman.
Grandpa and I got married 23 years ago in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1989. We met while we were going to college. At the time, I thought he was the goofiest boy I'd ever laid eyes on. He was tall and gangly and, if you can believe it, had a purple mohawk. He was the singer in a punk band called "Danger Pins" and when I saw his confidence on stage, he won me over.
I was a math major. After Grandpa and I got married, I went on to get my PhD in theoretical physics. Right now, I'm a physics professor at Berkeley and your grandfather is a freelance journalist who corresponds with The New York Times. Your parents are both very happy. Your mother is a writer like her dad, and your father is a very talented computer programmer and an amateur pilot. They are so proud of you and so afraid that they might make a mistake! We know that they are going to do a great job, though.
Grandpa's family immigrated to the U.S. from Switzerland and mine came from all over Europe, but mostly from Russia. If you want to take a look at the family tree (which is in this time capsule) it will give you a good idea of where your ancestors are from. Another thing you might like to see is a copy of a newspaper from the day you were born, including your horoscope! All signs point to a very happy girl.
Right now, the world is an uncertain place. There are wars and a lot of problems in the world, but there are many reasons to be hopeful, too. When you read this, you will be 25 years old, and Grandpa and I won't be so young anymore. Hopefully, by that time, the world will have settled down a little bit and you won't have anything to worry about beyond having a happy life and visiting your grandparents often enough that we don't miss you too much.
Always remember how much we love you, Jenny. No matter what may happen, your parents and your grandparents will love you unconditionally. I hope that you grow up to be happy and healthy, and that you follow your dreams wherever they take you. Of all of the things that any of us have done, I think we're all the proudest of you.
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