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.

Friday, September 22, 2006

PTSA Hospitality is OVER

Yesterday was my big day to set up for the PTSA Hospitatily Committee. I set up food in two lounges for about 100 teachers. I made 110 Ham Sandwiches (!), two veggie trays, four cookie platters (store bought) and two cupcake platers (home made). I contacted about 20 parents to bring food, but people were dropping off bags of chips and other small items. So, I felt that I needed to make a bunch of stuff to fill in. Well, at the last minute, food started rolling in. Big veggie platters from the deli, a hue fancy tray of smoked meats and cheese from the SmokeHouse, S'Barro (is that what it's called?) Subs, trays and trays of baked sweets, etc. We had soooo much food. The PTA President from last year had asked me if I needed more food the day before and I told her yes. She whipped out her cell phone and hit the parking lot while the parents were waiting for her kids and got about 12 people to bring more stuff in - so that really helped. I'm on my way to go clean it all up this morning. No school today. Yeah!

Hit a great sale yesterday in the morning. I recognized a lot of the items from a booth in the flea market where I had a booth. Then I stumbled on a box of AnnaLee dolls that I had admired at the Flea Market. They were $10.00 each at the Flea Market, but the lady told me she would take a lot less now. Well, a lot less to some people is not a lot less to me. I asked her as I was paying how much for the Anna Lee dolls and she told me $1.00 each! SOLD! I bought all 8 of them - a cowboy, strawberry picking girl, two pilgrim mice, an elf, a guy in a 1970's track suit, and I can't remember them all - but these are for me to keep and I love them!

1 comment:

  1. Shara, I'm so happy to hear the parents came through for you! Sometimes people get busy and can be difficult, but their hearts seem to be in the right place. Good job! Sophiesmom from YSQ


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