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, December 03, 2013

Naked Santas

So, some of you noticed the Naked Santas. Have I not blogged about that before?

When I was a kid, somewhere along the way, my Mom came across one of those Santa dolls that you are supposed to make a Santa suit.  BUT, she thought his nakedness was so completely awesome that she just put him on the table as is.  When I got a little older, I fashioned him a carefully grouped set of holly leaves to cover his privates.  Not that he had privates, but you know.  A little discretion though.

So, it became our family tradition to have a Naked Santa.  When my parents divorced and I moved to my college apartment, things went this way and that way and I don't know what exactly happened to the original Naked Santa.  But, the day I found mine (and then a second one as you can see) was a happy, happy day indeed. 
  Naked Santa lives on.


  1. You cracked me up - what a great tradition! Glad you gave them a little cover to keep their little ho-has from freezing. Oops! Did I just type that?? 8+)

  2. 8-)
    How did I miss THAT story?!?
    I KNOW I would have remembered that one...

  3. How funny. But you better get them covered up, cold weather is coming and they might freeze!

  4. OK only you would have a 'naked Santa' tradition! Love it!

  5. Funny that you have "Naked Santas." We have "Beer Goggle Santa" and "Tranny Santa!" I will get to posting about them...yes, I have actually started posting a few things!

  6. Nope, do not recall a story about the naked Santas', but thanks for addressing this issue. You might have just started a new trend LOL.


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