teahouseblossom
Friday, September 24, 2010

      ( 12:17 AM ) teahouse
 
Vintage!

Over last weekend, after much toil and sweat, the Husband and I finally emptied out the storage unit that my parents had rented many years ago when they put everything into storage and moved to Asia.

Among the relics I found in the pile of stuff was my old Trapper Keeper that I used in junior high.

Remember those things?

Mine looked like this one, except it had kittens on it:

They were huge and heavy, but every kid had one.

My whole life was in mine - my class schedule, my notes, my pencils and homework.

If you liked a boy and you were bold about it, you would scrawl his name with yours on your Trapper Keeper.

At the beginning of each class, there would be a loud, collective Crack! as everyone yanked open the flap on their Trapper Keepers and detached the Velcro fastening.

Walking from class to class, I'd hug mine close to my chest. It represented my whole life.

And unlike the iPods, iPads and other little gizmos kids have nowadays, the Trapper Keeper could perform double duty as a desk if you wanted to do any work on the bus or on the playground between classes - you would just prop it on your knees as a surface to do your homework.

I think I'm going to start bringing mine to work in my briefcase. Maybe it will make me more organized in my professional life!
#


7 comments



7 Comments:



I still have very fond memories of mine as well.

By Blogger Amanda S, at 1:42 PM  

Only if you get a kitten one again! I always wanted a Trapper Keeper, but my parents never bought me one =(.

By Anonymous Kabitzin, at 6:11 PM  

Oh my god, you should do that!

I spent weeks before school started organizing my Trapper Keeper just the way I wanted it!

By Blogger Blonde Justice, at 12:08 AM  

That would be intresting. I carry my little comp. book...oh wait I mean I used to carry now I'm my own boss.

Just wish I could do it right :-)

By Blogger ... Paige, at 9:06 PM  

My kids all had them... what a bulky thing they were to haul around! UGH.

By Blogger sue, at 11:35 AM  

I used to have one, too! I loved mine. Especially the zip pencil case :o)

By Anonymous Milly, at 9:30 PM  

Great memories.

By Blogger Kelly, at 6:17 PM  

Post a Comment


THIRTYSOMETHING (!!) year old Asian American New Yorker, lawyer, amateur musician, curious girl taking a bite out of the Big Apple. Don't mess with me - I'm short and I look demure, but I carry a big purse. And I've just embarked on the journey of married life in Manhattan.


Currently Reading
The Labors of Hercules by Agatha Christie

Currently Listening To
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante

Currently Watching
Poirot: The Clocks

E-mail teahouseblossom

Cool Blogs

Acaligurl

Annie Bunny

Anny's Life

Baby Lawyer

Be the Boy Will

Beth's Imperfect Life

Blonde Justice

Blue Poppy

Breakup Babe

Bridget's Happily Ever After

Chelle's Escape

City Wendy

Colleen's Loose Leaf Notes

Milly, Cottage Girl

Daymented

Divine Angst

The Dorsal Stream

Eclectic Blonde

Equilibrium Girl

G-Man

Geese Aplenty

Hello World It's Me

Hubsville

Jannie Funster

Jen and Tonic

Jolynn Wrapped in Pink Sheets

Juliet - Never Been Lived Before

Kabitzin

Adventures of Law Mommy

Magic Cookie

Meish

The Melman Blog

Ming the Merciless

Mrs. Mogul

Nathan's Karate Clerk Adventures

Neil, Citizen of the Month

New Orleans Daily Photo

Paige of a Book

PanaJane

Passion, Schmassion

Patricia Elizabeth

Polly and the Mooch

Robin's Pensieve

Run Jen Run

Runway Lights

Screaming Bean

Shrewness

Simply Me Ally

Sunflower Gurl

Swirly Girl

Tara Lynn

TCho's World

The Torn Pages

Transmogriflaw

Unforgiving Bitch

Virginia Belle

This is Witt

Wonkess, the Undomestic Mama



Other Links

American Orchid Society

Center for Public Integrity

Dear Abby

Frontline

National Public Radio

New York CitySearch

New York Road Runners

NOW With David Brancaccio

Rotten Tomatoes

The Movie Spoiler

archives:
Powered by Blogger