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Consider this quote from Abe Lincoln

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."



I’ve always enjoyed the little time I have each day to read the news. There is something about relaxing with the paper, but some days I’m so busy that only a few minutes with the various web based news outlets is all I have time for.

Along with the usual run of news that would make your stomach turn, every once in a great while I run across something that peaks my interest. This week has been no different and as I read through a couple of news sources this morning I came across this story from Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Knowing that at heart I’m just a little bit a nut about antique cars will help, but it seems that the find folks of that city decided to take the age old burial of a time capsule one step further. In 1957 for the 50th anniversary of Oklahoma statehood they decided that their time capsule to be opened in 2007 should contain something really special. What would you bury to be dug up in 50 years? Maybe newspapers? Some photos? How about a car?

That is just what happened on June 15, 1957 when under the front lawn of the courthouse in Tulsa they buried a brand new gold over white 1957 Plymouth Belvedere Sport Coupe. I know it sounds crazy, but the vault which looks like a giant concrete swimming pool has hopefully protected the car which was wrapped in styrene and included 10 gallons of gas and 5 gallons of oil (I guess the citizens of the day thought we would be running cars on water by now). And on June 15th of this year they will unearth the car. It’s anyone’s guess as to what condition it is in, but wouldn’t it be fun to be there? For more information you can read for yourself at

And just in case anyone has some extra time on their hands how about burying something up this way for future generations? I would suggest some things but I’m sure most people think I’m half crazy as it is. Just think big and green!

See you next week…Remember, we’re all in this together.