What is a monkeybox?

When I was a little girl, we had a pet monkey named Amanda. My Dad worked in the produce business, so each night he brought home that days culls in a big box - spotty cucumbers, pithy apples, limp celery, moldy oranges and the like. We called it a monkeybox. It was really just trash, but my Mom would take each piece of fruit and trim it, pare it and cut it up to make a beautiful fruit platter for Amanda. Even though it was deemed trash by one, it still had life left in it and was good for the purpose we needed it. That's how I live my life - thrifting, yard saling, looking for another's trash to be my treasure.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Spring Has Come Undone

Remember all those pretty pictures I posted a week ago of all the beautiful spring colors? Well, it is all GONE. Cold rain and freezing temperatures have wrecked havoc on everything spring-like and beautiful. Even the leaves on the big old trees are dead. It is so sad. I hope everything comes back out.

It was spring in KS a week ago when this photo was taken of my new little chubbette cousin, Luke. He ws born in October and he looks like a royal cutie. I haven't had the pleasure of getting my hands on the little chunk yet, but I am itching to hold him.

I am having a slight case of baby fever lately. I want one! (But, that will NOT be happening, just wishin').


  1. Anonymous4:12 PM

    Our weather was not as severe as yours, but we did have a freeze and lost a lot of flowers. I am worried about my hydrangeas because they already had buds on them and they look kind of yucky. We may not have as many flowers on bushes this year.

    Your cousin is a cutie.


  2. What a sweet bald head. When I hold a baby I always have to smell their head.

    I wonder what will happen to our bluebonnet(state flower) crop. They needed to die and go to seed, but I bet we won't have many next yr., due to the freeze last weekend. Sigh.


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