A Year in the Life of a Czech Plush Monkey.

Opice's 2004-5 Foto Journal for Chinese Year of the Monkey 4701

Synopsis of Significant Simian Events
            Dec. 26 - 1 Jan.
The Holidays end with Opice reading Dr. Seuss to the Grinches and our learning the secret theme behind Monkey's tree trimming. Monkey joins Hook-&-Ladder team 4 at Fire Station #4 (for a joyride). It's not New Year yet.  
week 51:  2nd - 8th More Fire Dept. fun, Lillie Hitchcock Coit "5," Thrift Store Emporium shopping, Emperor Norton-1  
week 52:  9th - 15th The sun comes out & Monkey goes prospecting in the Gold Country. He explores Old Folsom, finds the Mother Lode, and explains Vaseline Glass. (got Geiger counter?)  
week 53:  16th - 22nd Antiquing continued, Victrola tunes, finds a "Trading Post," spots trophy heads, meets Lydia (oh Lydia), demonstrates uranium glass fluorescence, acknowledges Day 365¼, pulls a rabbit(?) out of his hat.  
week 54:  23rd - 29th Visits Sacramento Zoo, speculates on what "giraffe enrichment" means, sees similar simians, gets fotografed against his wishes, gets cold and wants ice cream, finds a fishy.  
week 55:
           Jan. 30 - 5 Feb.
Plays with super magnet strong enough to suspend his weight, goes snowshoeing above Lake Tahoe, substitutes as a "Chain Monkey."  
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