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, July 01, 2010

Summertime Hazel

Hazel is ready for a dip in the pool.  Me too.  Too bad we don't have a pool!  Do you?

(I really think I was meant to have a little girl in addition to The Bean!)


  1. Anonymous1:27 PM

    We don't have a pool either, and here in Florida it's almost a neccessity. Whew... it's a scorcher, and the water at the beach is like a bathtub. Going to get the kids in the hose. That's the old fashioned way to have fun.

  2. Nope, no pool here, either. I can dream about it, though!
    Hazel sure looks cute!

  3. Anonymous8:03 PM

    HAZEL LOOKS FABULOUS!! Her grandma has a suit to match (minus the pink ruffle) from 20 years ago. I still have the suit, don't know where the body went that used to fit into it. Excuse me while I go for a piece of apple pie.

  4. No pool at this house, but one of my best friends have one and I'm welcome anytime!!

  5. Anonymous7:19 PM

    Yes, I do have the pool and you are more than welcome to come swim if you are in Kansas. First I would take you around to our thrift shops and then you could come back to my house and float until your fingers turned all pruny. Really, you are welcome anytime!!
    Hazel is welcome too!


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