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Opening Arguments

Test of time

I know what some of you will be thinking when you read about these two artifacts from a bygone era -- what a perfect match!

HAMMOND, Ind. - A box of horse manure and nearly intact copies of the local newspaper have been found in two copper time capsules contained in the cornerstone of the Masonic Temple.

The box of manure had a note saying future generations might not understand its significance as automobiles replaced horses. Har, har, some sense of humor they had way back then.

But even if we were in danger of forgetting the significance of that particular kind of manure, we'd be reminded by the presence of all of that substance from another familiar farm animal, massive amounts of which can be found in any newspaper any day of the week.

Posted in: History, Hoosier lore


Bob G.
Tue, 07/28/2009 - 9:32am

Oh, those WACKY masons!