(google image)Last week we cleaned out the Relief Society closet at church. Hidden on the top shelf was a box filled with sealed envelopes, dated April 1990. We had discovered a 20-year-old time capsule that needed to be dispersed to the rightful owners! Half of the authors have already passed on but they had names of children and grandchildren on the outside of the envelopes so that I could give the letters containing words of love, encouragement, testimony, and wisdom to the rightful owners.
I was excited to be the bearer of such treasure. On Sunday, I carried the envelopes to several different people. They were reverently surprised and pleased to receive this valuable gem. I took 2 envelopes to an elderly widow in our ward, who had written letters to her children. I handed them to her with the explanation of what we found and how delighted I was to give them out. She looked at the envelopes, then at me, tossed the envelopes on the table and said, "I'm not giving these to MY kids! They're as-h---s!
So much for being overjoyed!