ENCAPSULATING THE PAST: Corden Porter time capsule from 1979 opened
EFFERSONVILLE — The whining of the saw stopped with the clang of metal hitting the pavement. Milt Clayton — Greater Clark County Schools’ retiring transportation director and former Corden Porter School principal — peered inside the time capsule to see what his students buried in it more than 30 years ago.
Students from the class of 1979 buried a time capsule on the property of the school before they graduated. On Wednesday, the capsule was sawed open. Clayton said on the eve of his retirement, he wanted to crack it open and see what was inside.
After he pulled open the series of plastic bags, he found several items that brought back memories for him, including two ticket stubs for a Doobie Brothers concert, an empty bottle of Jack Daniel’s whiskey and a Fleetwood Mac album.
“Those were enjoyable years,” Clayton said. “I have some of those kids who are driving buses for me now. Those were good times. All of them were into the styles at the time.
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