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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: July 30, 2020 09:24PM

Here's a you tube link to video overview of the event to which I am referring...

And here's a link to a short SLTrib article:

This time capsule escapade was a bust, because "humans”

But read this Russell Milhaus Nelson quote, “We did not expect to find much because we knew that the contents of the capstone had not been insulated from the weather during the 128 years that had elapsed,” the 95-year-old Nelson said. “But we wanted to be there anyway, just to be close and to pay tribute to the leaders and courageous pioneer craftsmen who against all odds built this magnificent temple.”

And here I thought that ghawd was on mormonism's side; he could have preserved the contents, right?

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Posted by: kathleen ( )
Date: July 30, 2020 09:56PM

Loved that comment:

"By chance did it contain the bones of a rare white salamander?"

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Posted by: Heartless ( )
Date: July 31, 2020 12:43AM

So they passed up a prime opportunity to pull brass plates undimmed or corroded by time from the cement globe at Moroni's feet?

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Posted by: Pooped ( )
Date: July 31, 2020 12:50AM

Conclusion: Mother Nature is more powerful than Father in Heaven.

Girls Rule!

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Posted by: GNPE ( )
Date: August 01, 2020 11:20AM

Pooped Wrote:

> Girls Rule!

boys Drool

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Posted by: GNPE ( )
Date: August 01, 2020 11:21AM

Let's associate them with Egyptian mummies...

just sayin'

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Posted by: GNPE ( )
Date: August 01, 2020 11:25AM

Let's but these in a casket / sarcophagus with an Egyptian mummy...

just sayin'

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Posted by: Pooped ( )
Date: August 02, 2020 11:30PM

And all this time I've heard that Mormons knew all about canning since forever. Nobody thought to put papers, photos, and books in "tight as a dish" jars or sealed metal boxes? Geesh.... Too much inbreeding in Utah back then.

Or maybe they thought of it more as an offering to God that was supposed to decay because all those polygamist were afraid of prying gentile eyes.

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Posted by: anonyXmo ( )
Date: July 31, 2020 02:46AM

They knew very well how to protect something from the elements in the 1890s and the architects would have known that anything perishable in there like paper would need protection against the elements, something like an inner metal sphere maybe, and then in that a bag of well-oiled leather or whatever to contain perishable items, so it's just negligence on the planner's part

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Posted by: iceman9090 ( )
Date: July 31, 2020 05:06AM

If you want o preserve paper, you could always melt some candle wax and dip the paper in it.


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Posted by: Kentish ( )
Date: July 31, 2020 01:51PM

128 years is hardly any time at all in real terms. Nelson himself has lived for more than 90 of those years.

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Posted by: cl2 ( )
Date: July 31, 2020 03:38PM

Boy, that was exciting stuff! I had forgotten about this happening. Glad you posted it so I could see how ridiculous it all was. Not like I thought it would be exciting.

There goes the leveling of numbers in Utah. Logan is now on mandatory masks. I wonder if Hyrum is???

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/31/2020 03:39PM by cl2.

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Posted by: Anziano Young ( )
Date: July 31, 2020 03:46PM

"My grandpa's...cousin's niece's friend's neighbor's college roommate! Isn't that remarkable?"

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: August 03, 2020 09:58AM

Yeah, she was so overwhelmed with emotion!

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Posted by: Roy G Biv ( )
Date: July 31, 2020 04:01PM

Time capsule at Morini's feet?

Toe jam? Corns? Bunions? Ingrown toenail? Nephites foot?

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Posted by: Somebody ( )
Date: August 01, 2020 05:00AM

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Posted by: subeamnotlogedin ( )
Date: August 01, 2020 11:16AM

Now they could have put 1 golden plate in it ;)

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