austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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austin_dern

You're gonna take a walk in the rain

Where'd we go after the Meijer State Games? And maybe a couple weekends on? Well, back to bunny_hugger's teenage home of Chelsea, where a time capsule buried in 1986 was to be dug out. And was it? Let's just see.

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bunny_hugger's old high school class, gathered around for the digging up of the time capsule. Also with them: small human cubs that many of them have created.


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Hopeful picture as they've staked out what everyone thinks is the location of the time capsule! A sidewalk that was one of the landmarks on the maps had been removed so there was room for honest dispute.


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Breaking the ground! The first shovels go flying.


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bunny_hugger takes some turns helping with the digging. Also human cubs were very eager to get involved, or at least in the way.


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The ground proved to be half an inch of dirt over a four-foot-thick block of natural concrete, so the pickaxe was a help.


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And then a dissident faction put forth the hypothesis that everything should have been at a second site.


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Crowd gathered around the second site as someone tries again using a distance-measuring ... roller ... thingy.


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So with pickaxes and shovels not getting much of anywhere someone called in a friend who had some serious gear.


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People getting out of the way. This'll find something soon enough, right?


Trivia: In late 1814 acting Secretary of War James Monroe proposed conscription, to make up for weak enrollments in the US Army and bring enrollment to 100,000; he also suggested putting state militias under federal control. Source: Union 1812: The Americans who Fought the Second War of Independence, A J Langguth.

Currently Reading: The Wizard of Id 1973 Daily and Sunday Strips, Brant Parker, Johnny Hart. Editor of the compilation not named as far as I can tell.

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