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.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Hidden Treasure

Last Friday The Bean and I headed out in search of three different Estate Sales. We headed about 40 miles away from home. A distance I never normally travel looking for yard sales. But, I just had a feeling there was a treasure waiting. We had trouble finding any signs that would lead up in the right direction and any directions we did have lead us nowhere. Just as we were about to give up, we found the hidden treasure.

Off to the side of the road we spotted something pretty. Better investigate!

The West Fork of the White River. So beautiful. I love cliffs and rock formations.

Can you see the rope swing? Would you dare?

Would I? No way, Jose.

The river was murky due to massve amounts of recent hard rain. But, it as still pretty.

Love the moss on the cliff. How on earth do those trees grow out of the rocks?

Do you think anyone ever sat in that opening? Cave men? Native Americans? Victorian ladies in their ankle length bathing suits?

Or just local kids on a hot summer day?

So pretty, so calm.

As much as I love an Estate sale, I would trade them all to find more hidden treasures like this one.
Okay, not all of them.
A girl still needs her JUNK!


  1. wish I had a nickel for every time we went swimming in that park. Thanks for the memories!

  2. We would do well together on a 'junk/stuff' day - you MUST enjoy the journey!! (then we could fight like cats over the merchandise ;)!! )

  3. What a beautiful view!

    ~ Jennifer


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