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.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

It's National Garage Sale Day!

August 14th


National Garage Sale Day!

I don't plan on celebrating this monumental today. 

(I do celebrate it the other 364 days of the year though). 

It is far too hot to go to a Garage Sale (105 on the thermometer today)

It just is not fun to go to Garage Sales right now. 

Boo Hiss.

Happy Hunting in your neck of the woods, though!


  1. I am taking a little junking break after my longest yard sale adventure. Too hot and I have so much stuff to deal with right now! Still it's an addiction I will be back too I'm sure.

  2. I didn't know that there was a National Garage Sale day. I was out and about even though it was HOT here in East Texas. Everyone else must have known that it was a holiday because all of the sales were packed. Cars were bumper to bumper in front of every sale we went to. Mostly only clothes--everyone's cleaning out closets for back-to-school.

  3. I tried to do you proud 8-)!!
    (and the countdown is on...

    tic tic tic tic tic tic tic

    (I know you have just been resting up for your big night out on the town to usher in midnight ;) )...

    tic tic tic tic tic tic tic tic tic tic tic tic ~no fleas, just tics~ tic tic tic tic tic tic tic

  4. National Garage Sale Day *on my birthday* ?!?!?

    Woo hoo!

    I totally support this! ! ! !


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