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, July 13, 2006

Went to my favorite thrift today. They still have the great prices of 15¢, 25¢, 35¢, etc. Clothes are 25¢ to $1.00. Today all clothes werem $2.00 for a Wal-Mart bag full. I bought two bags for $4.00 and must have gotten about 15 items. I alos bought a really cool colorized 1950's photo of a baby. Too cute! Also three ruby red rocks glasses that I might use for candleholders instead for 15¢ each and two nice vintage tins for flour and sugar for 25¢ each. Thought about reselling the tins, but might keep them for my flour and sugar instead. Unless there worth a mint, that is. ha ha.

I am known at the most trusted Mom in town. For instance - I am at the library right now for the Summer Reading Program. I brought my DS. I also brought my firends daughter and son. Then my other friend came in to the library with a flat tire and had to go have it fixed. So, I am in charge of her two until she gets back. She wanted me to take them home with me, but I can't fit five kids in my car! So, hopefully, she will b e right back so I can return the other two to their house and go home with my one and only son! Who knew I needed a cargo van for extra kids???


  1. Did you hit the 4th of July sale at Target? I got some great stuff for friend's kids at 75% off, plus some candy for my chocoholic boss. The thrifts in my area are awful for the most part - dirty and overpriced! I envy your thrift finds!

  2. I went to Target and looked for the 4th of July stuff, but, I bombed out! I did find 10 flags for 9¢ each, but that was it. And I really didn't even need those flags, but for 9¢ each, why not? I'll put them on the picket fence next 4th of July. DS wanted to find some red, white and blue M&M's, but we couldn't find any of those. I bought a lot of the Dollar Spot stuff for 50¢ - scrapbooking and a folding shovel for my metal detector. Glad you found a lot! Eat some M&M's for my son! ;o)


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