With your help, we are working to Stuff The Bus. As we collect notebooks, pencils, protractors and all the other tools of education to help students in our area, I can't help but think back to the king of all school supplies - the Trapper Keeper.

It's hard to describe the Trapper Keeper to this generation. It was the be all, end all of homework organization. So many different pocketed areas to keep stuff. I'm getting teary-eyed just thinking about it.

As cool as the inside was with all the different binders and slots for stuff, the outside was a status symbol. Me and my friends had Trapper Keepers with cars on them - I had the Lamborghini one. My wife had one with purple bubbles on it, I think. Then, there was the one kid whose mom bought him the rainbow one. Good times.

Did you have one? If so, what design was on the cover? Inquiring minds want to know.

As you help us Stuff The Bus with modern school supplies, don't forget that giant of school days past. The Trapper Keeper is dead. Long live the Trapper Keeper.

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