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, May 15, 2009

"Where Were We?" Contest

I'm baaaaaaaaack. I'm tired. I have mountains of laundry.

We had fun. We saw lots of cool stuff. We ate lots of good food.

The Wi-fi didn't work at either hotel, so I was not able to host my "Guess Where We Are" contest.

Here are a few photos - first correct guess gets a prize from my massive prize vault aka my junk room.

We went to the top of this - all fifteen stories.

We saw fire, smoke and water here.

We saw everything from here.

We found Mary Poppins made of Jelly Belly Jelly Beans.

We went in here - even though it looks dangerous.

Way up high - 15 stories, in fact. We could see nearly 100 miles to that mountain range.
We went to an Old Fashioned Five and Dime where they had these fantastic old collapsible shopping baskets. Don't you lurve them?

Three red headed turkey buzzards coasting in the winds over the lake. Maybe even two lakes.

We saw a big boat. A famous boat.

We saw the World's Largest Ball of Twine - 6 Tons. *Aded to note - It was just a regular 6 ton ball of twine - not officially "The World's Largest".

Where were we???????
*We have a winner. The very first guess was right. I guess I showed too many photos and made it easy! Congrats Theresa, I'll email you!
I'll be back with lots more photos and some stories too including how we had to check out of our first skevvy hotel because there were signs that illicit behavior had ocurred in the room......ick.


  1. Theresa (villamaxwell@charter.net)10:32 PM

    I think you were in...Branson! Hope you had a great time. I enjoy reading your blog - you've almost got me inspired to start one myself.

  2. Cawker City KS for the twine, since you weren't in MN...

  3. Melissa6:41 AM

    Ummmmmm...could it be the Vegas of the Midwest? Branson??? :o) There is always something to do there and something to eat!! I hope you had fun!

  4. Nick (from YSQ)2:46 PM

    Silver Dollar City?

  5. Darn, I would have guessed it since I was there! I loved my 2 vacations to Branson and I really enjoyed the 5 and 10 cent store in the old section of Branson. My sister loves Betty Boop and I was able to buy alot of things for her there.
    Did you go to Lamberts?

  6. I love Branson. that five and dime is a real blast from the past...trasported me right back to my childhood Saturday afternoons browsing M.E. Moses looking for just the right thing to spend my money on!


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