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, May 17, 2007

Got Junk?

So, how goes the junk hunt? I am afraid I have more junk than one person should own so I am happy to unload it. Of course, I will be receiving a box of junk in return, so it rather defeats the purpose. But, hey another persons junk just may be my treasure! I have rounded up my box of junk and it weighs 9 lbs. NINE POUNDS. That is a lot of junk - and not a brick or a book in the box. And, I still have a bit of room for any more junk that I may find here and there. Junk, junk, junk.

So far we have nine people signed up, so we may do it Round Robin (each person sends to a different person than they receive from), but maybe more people will joiin in on the Junk Swap before Sunday. Mention it on your blog if you haven't already. Thanks!

If you have signed up or are going to sign up for the swap, please email me at monkeybox @juno dot com. (The right way, of course) with your name, blog address and email address so that I can send it to your partner. I have Heidi at Vacuuming and Lucy at Sweet Repeats, but I need the rest, please.

Gotta get to bed so I can go lok at other people's junk tomorrow morning. Yard Sale Day!


  1. What is the size of the box and can you get it at the post office? Count me in.

  2. Anonymous7:21 PM

    Hope you found some good junk today at the sales.



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