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, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope you are all having a wonderful Thanksgiving!  It is just the three of us here today.  I will make Mexican Chicken Casserole and pecan pie because we are weird.  Sunday I host the whole family (all six of us) for a real sit down Thanksgiving Turkey dinner.  Today I will work on my Christmas decorations and listen to The Breadman yell at the STUPID REF on TV.  

 I leave you with this photo of my Mom with a turkey.  I love it!

I am thankful for all you nice people that come here to visit!

Thank you!  


  1. Happy Thanksgiving. I enjoy every post you write.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving Shara. Love that photo of your Mom!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving! Love the photo of your mom.

  4. We did have turkey, but I don't usually cook so this was a treat this year! Happy Thanksgiving.

  5. We went to the Thanksgiving Buffet at the Ramada - I was soo excited- they had 'made to order omlettes (!??!!!) YUMMO!

  6. Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful I meet so many fun people through blogs! You included :)

  7. I think it sounds like a great meal and a great way to spend the day. Just finished yelling at the ref myself.

  8. Anonymous8:31 AM

    Enjoy your blog so much and am disappointed when you don't have good finds to share. Guess you are also.

  9. Anonymous8:02 PM

    I am thankful for your funny and wonderful stories.


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