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.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Friday FUN Find

Went to a FILTHY digger sale yesterday.  I mean the stuff was nasty dirty.  But, I could tell it was only surface dirt an I could clean it up it I found anything good.  But, it was going to be a long dirty day.

I dug this old PLUMPEE Rubber Doll out of a box - he was so dirty, I wasn't sure I could clean him up.  But, a little Magic Eraser and a lot of elbow grease and here he sits.  Little fatso Plumpee.  He is such a cutie.  I told The Breadman (who takes ZERO interest in my junk) that Plumpee was worth all the dirty work I had to do at that sale.  He said, "Oh really!  Then he must be worth A LOT!"  Oh, silly man.  Plumpee is staying with ME!


  1. Plumpee is darling! Sometimes the dirty nasty sales have really good stuff! Happy that you found something so cute!
    Erica :)

  2. hey! i found a plumpee doll for .45 at a junk store and gave it to my sister one christmas- it was a twin to one she had as a child. her's was red. i had a yellow one.

    i got moved and found the lincoln book- it had gotten accidentally packed in one of the first boxes i packed- and i will be mailing it probably wednesday. i will include a card with my address. sorry it took so long, we just unpacked that box! i will get some brwn paper and mail it no later than wednesday, i promise!it will come media mail, so give it a little while- this sucker is heavy.


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