So today I am off to the office supply store to pick up a 6 slot accordion folder, set of dividers, multiple color highlighters and cold laminating sheets for my 3rd grader. These are just some of the school supplies I thought they were kidding so I didn’t buy er ...forgot to send him with when school started many months ago. Silly me I assumed pencils, paper and fresh crayons were gonna be enough. Since when did 3rd graders need such sophisticated stuff to learn? Next year I fully expect an iPhone to be on the school supply list as well. When I was a kid, my school supplies consisted of pencils, paper and a few brand new PeeChee folders. As a matter of fact, that one up there? THAT IS MINE from 9th or 10th grade. (Don’t ask me why I saved these things. I must have known I would have a blog someday….)
This comes to you from my Molly Ringwald phase. I completely thought I WAS HER from the Breakfast club. I like how I wrote “Breakfast Club” under the photo in case you didn’t know who it was. Remember covering your folders in clear tape? Awesome. I have no idea what the heck ‘Commander Salamander’ was…although I suspect it was a band. A band I was probably pretending to like to impress a boy. I cringe seeing “U2” on there. I hate U2 now. I wonder what happened to turn me like that? I thought I always hated them. Guess not. I am slightly amused at my “love/lust” doodle. What the heck was that about? Should we look inside?…… There is a killer A+ essay on e.e.cummings from my honors English (which if you note the date on the cover was due on May 24th), some vocab test I completed using full-on CALLIGRAPHY (WTH?) and a huge printout of “prefixes, roots and suffixes and their Latin meaning”. I bet I thought I should keep that last one since it would come in handy when I was a National Geographic reporter after college. And the back? That consists of a price tag from Skaggs Drug Store (5 for $1.00) and a photo of Matt Dillon.
I miss the PeeChee.
I am going to propose they get added to the school supply list next year.
And then I am gonna show my kids how to waste a roll of tape putting over magazine photos on the PeeChee
Update: just learned they no longer make PeeChee folders. A moment of silence please.
Update Update: Someone says that Mead still makes them. But according to the Mead website…they don’t
Update Update Update: They go for A LOT of money on E Bay. Not that I was pathetically shopping Ebay for PeeChee folders or anything. Just heard. From someone.
Update Update Update UPDATE: Mead just contacted me themselves. And they have informed some PeeChee’s are still sold at select retails for the time being.
I guess all you guys can stop the picketing for the "Bring Back The PeeChee" Campaign.
We will have to find another worthwhile cause.
Should we bring back scratch-n-sniff stickers?
I will get right on that.
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