Kids all across the country are getting ready for school. A few have already started. Part of the contemporary back-to-school ritual is buying a new backpack. I never had a backpack that was part of my school gear. In elementary school, we used satchels. In high school, we just carried around all our books in our arms. I don’t even think I had a backpack in college. Did you have a satchel, backpack or both?