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  • By Laura Schaefer

That One Time I Got to Open a Time Capsule from 1992

Recently, I returned to my hometown of Oshkosh, Wisconsin for my twenty year class reunion. It was wonderful to see my friends and catch up. The highlight of the weekend was when my BFF produced a time capsule that our seventh grade class had stowed in 1992. We got to pop it open (beware 90s germs!) and examine its contents. It was hilarious. Each member of our class got to write a paragraph or two about what they liked to do, or what was trendy at that time. Some students had clipped out magazine photos or drawn pictures. Being the uber-nerd that I was (yay nerds!), I wrote a three page essay. Behold:

I'm quite proud of that cute cursive handwriting! It's a lot neater then I could do today.

You can tell I really wanted to be thorough.

In my new book, LITTLER WOMEN, main character Jo March is 12, as I was when I participated in the time capsule project. I wonder how she would report on our modern fashions in 2017.

I'd like to thank the person affiliated with St. Peter's School who tracked down Aimee's mom and made sure we got to have the delightful experience of opening up our time capsule. I'd also like to thank Aimee for being my friend for 30+ years now, and her mom Joyce. I love you guys!

<3 <3 <3,


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