June 15, 2007

Dampened Spirits in Tulsa

Well, Dollfaces, if you haven't already heard, there's bad news on the Tulsarama front. Here I am standing on top of the Plymouth's vault a couple of weeks ago.


And here is what was resting underneath my feet.


On Wednesday the vault was opened to assess the basic condition of its contents and rule out the possibility of any hazardous materials, and what officials found was devastating, effectively dashing any hopes that the Plymouth may have survived in showroom condition. Dirt and water filled the Belvedere's tomb up to the car's fenders, with evidence that the vault may have been completely filled at some point in the last fifty years. It remains to be seen if the water and rustproofing measures (layers of special wrappings) taken in 1957 did their job. Sugar Pea and I, along with the rest of the world, will find out tonight.

3 comments:

stephanie said...

I love the idea of time capsules and cannot wait to see the contents!

Lovin your site, brought here by Jungle Pagoda....

Angelina said...

Oh, that's bad. I hope it isn't ruined. I will make a note of this: waterproofing time capsules mandatory!

jungle dream pagoda said...

In hischool ,my best friend and I made a time capsule of folded bits of paper,with crushes,favorite expressions ,for some reason "colored ice-cubes",made the cut!