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.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

If You Be Wearin' Green

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

No celebrations around here - no parades, no pub crawls. Not sure why it isn't a big deal. I didn't even really notice anyone wearing green today. The only St. Patrick's Day sighting I really had was on the marquee at Chick-fil-A:

"If you wear Green,
On March Seventeen,
You Get Free Ice Cream!"

Well, it was March Seventeen and we were wearing green, so we pulled in and got free Ice Cream. I had to ask for it and the lady rolled her eyes at me, but by Shamrock, we got it.

Hope you had a fun day!


  1. I didn't see a whole lot of people wearing green, but being Irish & redheaded we always wear it on St. Patrick's day!

  2. I'm a full time student and surprisingly there was a lot of green floating around the hallways. Yup! I was one of them. :)



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