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, March 30, 2007

Winner, Winner, Winner

Thanks for playing along on "How Do You Say My Name?" Along with the comments on the post below, I had several people email with their guesses. I put the correct answers in a hat and had DS draw one out. And the winner is......FunFindsForYou. Congrats!

My name is Shara - Share-uh. Rhymes with Farrah as FunFinds pointed out. And, I do look surprising like Farrah when I don my red swimsuit.

Ha-Ha. Chuckle Chuckle. Snicker.

When I was helping Coach Volleyball this year, there was a little girl named "Sherra" on the team. She pronounced it just like mine even though they are spelled differently. It was odd to hear, "GO SHERRA/SHARA!" from her team mates when she served. She was just as surprised to hear MY name for the first time.


  1. omg!! I won??! I never win anything. I am so excited. I will PM you my address :) YAY!!!!

  2. Yeah for you! I have been the recipient of a goodie box from Share-uh and you won't be dissapointed. She is very thoughtful. Make sure you post pics on YOUR blog so we can see.

  3. Anonymous7:04 PM

    Hey, that picture of you in the red swimsuit looks great! You have such beautiful hair! Congratulatins FunFindsForYou!


  4. Yes...I may actually have something to blog about!! :)

  5. Hi SHARA! That's funny you found me because of my name! :D As a kid I used to get annoyed aith my name because I ws never able to find ll the cool name stuff like stamps, stickers, etc. It's grown on me now though! I'll bet you get called all the same stuff, too... Sharon, Sarah, Sherry, Shah-ra... *I* don't think it's all that difficult! Just so you know, I know of at least one more of us out there and she lives in Houston. So... the count is up to three.

    Thanks for stopping by, SHARA! :D


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