This Construction Crew Finds a Time Capsule and Tracks Down the Man It Was Created For
Lifestyle| | By David Clarke
Way back in 1966, Betty Klug hid a time capsule in her house, without her husband’s knowledge. Unfortunately, she passed away 10 years later. But in a true miracle, a team of contractors found her time capsule and reunited it with her widower.
John Murray and his team of contractors were renovating a home in Phoenix, Arizona. The home looked to be built in the 1950s. While they have renovated hundreds of homes, this one had something different about it. They made a discovery in this home that they would never have expected.
Laying on the floor in a pile of wall and insulation, was an old time capsule, full of old items. Upon further inspection, the time capsule was authentic and was dated way back to September 1966. Inside, the capsule featured a ton of items such as a family photo, a written letter, various notes and references to pop culture in the 1960s.
Klug created the time capsule and intended for it to be found by her husband. She had hid it in a wall in their home. Unfortunately, when she was only 43 years old, she passed away due to an auto incident. Years later, her husband sold the house and moved away to another town. All the while, he had no idea the time capsule was ever there and thus, never found it.
After they located their time capsule, Murray and his crew knew they couldn’t simply throw it away and forget about it. Thet knew that they had to find the man this time capsule was intended for. After a lot of searching (and with the help of the local news), they were able to locate the widower who is now in his 80s, Bruce Klug (who now lives in Scottsdale, Arizona). They met him at a local coffee shop to give him the time capsule. This was one last gift for Klug from his wife, from beyond the grave.
As you would expect, Klug was blown away by the discovery. He had no idea she had created this for him and he was ecstatic to see what she had included. While reading and looking through the time capsule, he began to tear up. It was obvious that memories of his marriage from decades and decades ago were finally coming back to him. He even noticed that she had buried the capsule on his 31st birthday.
“We had the best marriage” is one of the many things he told to the cameras that accompanied him and Murray at the coffee shop. He also claimed they never fought or argued. This time capsule not only helped Klug, however. Murray said that this time capsule taught him a valuable lesson about appreciating and loving those around you, as you never know when they might be taken from you in an instant. That is advice that all of us can use.