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.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

One Small Find

I stopped into Goodwill today to return a set of scales I bought.  The LCD screen didn't work and I was upset until I read my receipt and saw that Goodwill accepted returns.  I don't think any other thrift store does that - so that was nice.  It was only $5.00.  But, five bucks is five bucks!  They put the $5.00 on a gift card, which I didn't know existed either, so it was quite a day of learning things about Goodwill.  

Of course, you can't go to Goodwill and NOT look around.  I'm pretty sure that's a law.  I looked around and din't find anything, but then as we were passing the toy section The Bean spotted this:

A tiny set of actual golf clubs in a tiny golf bag.  It's not a toy - but the real deal.  I put it by the tire for a size reference.  I mean, it is very little!

It is Hazel sized!  

I'm sure it's for a kid to learn to play golf, but since it is so very small, I am hoping that it might be a salesman sample.  I doubt that it is, but I do live in the land of Wal-Mart Corporate Offices where every company on the planet brings in products and samples to Wal-Mart.  So, maybe?  Either way, they were just too darn cute not to buy!  And the price?  Well, my newly acquired gift card covered it!


I mean, SCORE!


  1. That is such a score! Cute too boot!

  2. i bet those were a display like you see at Bass pro or Cabelas way up high, but maybe not. Still fun. I return stuff to Goodwill on a weekly basis, lol. Ours give you a gift card if you paid cash or put it back on your card if you use a credit or debit card.

  3. Who knew Hazel was a golfer! Too darn cute!

  4. Who knew there was such a thing! Neat find.

  5. The goodwills in my area will do refunds, but you have to basically find something right then for the same amount. They don't tell you that until you actually try to return something. It's deceptive because they state when you buy that you can return or exchange something, but not that you have to get the exchange item right then and that they don't offer actual refunds - not even on a card.


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