In case you missed the media coverage on August 24th, this is not a photo of the 100 year-old package opened in Norway. I watched the live video as one of the museum curators carried the actual package to a building while men in Scottish kilts played the bagpipes.
What were the bagpipe players doing in a village in Norway? They were participating in a joint cultural celebration and reenactment of a battle, which the Norwegians won against Scottish mercenaries in 1612. After musical and dance performances, the package was finally opened. What was inside? Click on the links below to find out.
So why am I writing about this event if I’m not going to divulge the contents of the package? I wondered what I would put in a package to be opened in 100 years. My manuscript, family photos and artwork, old letters, and my website url? Probably. Not the bills that came in the mail or the ones in my wallet. I wouldn’t include the newspaper I didn’t have time to read or the dust bunnies loitering in the corner either.
What would you put in a package to be opened in 100 years?