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, December 23, 2010

WARNING: Not Suitable For Children

While digging in a bin of Christmas ornaments, I came across this guy. 

(Children out of the room, please.....)

 A monk with a well, with a......uh.......uh...........Uhhhhhhh...... 

{{crickets chirping}}

What the ?

I continued to dig in the box and then I pulled out this guy:
A monk with a Hymnal. 

The first one is missing his Hymnal. 

Makes a HUGE (pardon the pun - ba dum-dum!) difference, huh?


I thought I had found a whole new category of vintage collecting!

**I actually found the other Hymnal.  But, it is so much more amusing without it. 

You can bring your kids back now.


  1. Well hello a monk that has been along way to long.
    Merry Christmas

  2. Brilliant! Almost makes you want to rip off the other book too ;o)

  3. I'm still laughing--that is funny! Merry Christmas.

  4. (What the heck has happened ot your blog? It's all different!)

    LOL and you said my "family jewels" were scary!

  5. Funny, funny, funny! Thank you I really needed that laugh! Whew...ok I can breath now. I love the 'whole new category of collecting'...Merry Christmas!

  6. Is that a hymnal in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

  7. hehehe! At our shop we actually have a set of potholders where one is an apron and the other a set of boxers, but under the flap of the boxers is a...um...yeah...very funny!

  8. LOL...so funny! I needed the laugh too!

  9. Hot cappucino does not feel so good coming out through your nasal cavity. Maybe you should save him "as is" and give as a white elephant gift next yr.

  10. What an interesting place to hold one's hymnal!


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