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.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012


monkeybox now has it's own Facebook page.  I honestly don't know why, but it seemed like a good thing to do.  Now I can post my junkin' finds without people from high school and distant cousins asking me if I am a "Hoarder".  I see funny signs, funny ads and weird things when I am out thrifting that I want to share.  Just not with everyone, you know? You guys understand me, don't you?    Anyway, if you want to be my friend - come on over.


  1. You got it!! I love how easy and fast it is to Junque up my FB page. So easy that I do a lot less blog writing now!

  2. Are you abandoning us here on blogger for good?? 8-(
    (of course, I'll follow you ...)

  3. I decided to have my own lil group on FB as well I was not good with my blog and since i have created the group I have 173 followers and love just chit chatting making new friends and sharing ideas

  4. How exciting, I'll pop on over and like you!

  5. I'm there! This will be fun! Love your writing, so I'm really glad you aren't giving up your blog - reading it is always a high spot in my week. :-)


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