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.

Monday, May 14, 2007

A Belated Mother's Day

I hope all the Mom's had a nice Mother's day. I had Mother's Day with my Mom on Saturday. We went to visit my Grandmother, which makes everyone say, "Awww, isn't that sweet". But, my Grandmother is a bitter selfish woman and she always brings us down. That's why went the day before as to not ruin our actual Mother's Day. I like to think that I am a good Mom and I know that I had a great Mom growing up and she is still my best friend. I wish that she would have had a more caring Mom. (This picture was taken in the late 80's which explains the big earrings one me.)

I've had good response to the Junk Swap. Everyone is welcome to participate in the swap if you have a blog or if you have left a comment on here in the past. (So, Sveltstuff - you may play!) I'll add some links tomorrow to some of the newcomers so we can read their thrifty blogs too. Tell your thrifty friends to come Swap Junk too. I seem to have enought Junk to fill a TP box! ;o)

1 comment:

  1. You look so much like your Mom! (and girl, I had those earrings too ;) )

    I wish I could play in the junk swap but I'll be away during the send out time. :( Can we do it again in a few months??


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