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A step in time

Friday, July 30, 2010

A sandy splash - Trace Agnitsch and Braden Nicholson enjoyed 'making a splash' in their sand river during the Cherokee Library Summer Reading Program party at the Bacon Aquatic Center. Photo by Katie Carnes
During the Library's Summer Reading Program pool party, the ready-to-swim readers opened a time capsule left to them from a summer reading program of the past.

The small gold capsule, found stashed away in the cupboards of the Cherokee Public Library, is from the year 2000, and contained papers of the kids' favorite foods, hobbies, and predictions about the future.

Although some of the predictions speculated that we would colonize the moon and learn to live on the other plants, there were some predictions that weren't too far off the mark.

A four-year-old Rebecca Sparks made the prediction that future transportation would include smaller cars, and at the age of 10, Jess Wells knew that the future world would worry about a cleaner environment with more trees.

Making a splash - Bonnie Spicer (left) and Peg Wurth (right) displayed the contents of the time capsule from the year 2000 they opened at the pool party during the Cherokee Public Library's "Make a Splash" Summer Reading Program. See more Library photos in the 'Library Party' Photo Gallery. Photo by Katie Carnes
The capsule also contained predictions from some of the adult helpers, and 20-year-old Nate Reinert wasn't far from the truth when he predicted that the fashion of the future would consist of a "regression back to the styles of the 60s and 70s."

Through all the changes, some things remain the same. A popular pick for favorite food was ice cream, and, though it should come as no surprise, a favorite hobby of many of the kids was to read.

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