Time Capsule Unearthed After 25 Years

By: Carly Stephenson Email
By: Carly Stephenson Email

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Harrisonburg, Va. (WHSV) -- At Avanté at Harrisonburg, residents opened a time capsule from 1989 on Tuesday.

No one there remembered what had been put in the time capsule, so there were plenty of guesses as to what they'd find. A price list, newspaper, songs, and other materials from the nursing home ended up being some of the contents of the capsule.

The price list showed that inflation has caused items such as bread to rise from 89 cents to the current standard of $2.40.

Other items inside the capsule included measuring cups, a syringe, and menus.

People who have worked at Avanté for decades were surprised to the contents of the time capsule. Many workers are thankful for their time at the home. A longtime worker, Charlotte Kee, discovered a picture.

"It's very shocking to see and to see how we've changed in all those years. And all the things that they did put in it because we didn't get to see what was put in it at the time," said Kee.

"I've enjoyed working here. I love it, I love the patients," said Darline Sue Fulk, who has also been at Avanté for decades.

Workers are already looking forward to putting items into a new time capsule, to be opened 25 years from now. Contents of the current time capsule are now be on display for residents.

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