SoCS – Box

Stream of Consciousness Saturday is brought to you every week by Linda Hill. Check out her blog for the rules and the contribution of other bloggers.

This week’s prompt:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “box.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

Box. Hmmm. Pandora’s box – or 2020 as we call it.

Music box. I love music boxes. I have a few very special music boxes. I was never a huge fan of Christmas shopping, but oh, how I did love stopping at the San Francisco Music Box pop-up stores. I found they did have an online presence, but the selections were minimal. I have a a Nutcracker music box my son gave me which I will give to his daughter someday.

We saved a lot of shipping boxes ‘just in case’. You never know when you will need an odd shaped box for Christmas presents. Now that Christmas has passed, we can safely break those down and recycle them at the landfill.

Box, boxing, hmmmm kangaroos.

When I was a kid a lot of cartoons involved a kangaroo that could box. They were often depicted with boxing gloves. I remember one cartoon (maybe Tom and Jerry) where a boxing kangaroo was mistaken for an overgrown mouse? That doesn’t seem right. There is probably some reason Kangaroos were shown as boxing kangaroos. I will look that up but not now because this is stream of consciousness.

Speaking of Australia (which I didn’t except I mentioned Kangaroos) I don’t think I follow any bloggers who live in Australia. So, if you know someone I should follow, drop their URL in the comments.

All that remains in 2020 is to take down the decorations and box them back up for next year, but I’m in no hurry. I am going to enjoy Christmas as long as the tree keeps its needles.


23 thoughts on “SoCS – Box”

  1. I remember watching a cartoon which I think was Yosemite Sam and he went to Australia and bragged about how everything was bigger in Texas till he saw kangaroos which he thought were really big mice.

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  2. I think the boxing kangaroo cartton was either a Sylvester the cat (Tweety Bird) one or Mr. Jinks (Pixie and Dixie). I vaguely remember it, and my guess it was the latter. There’s a whole article on Wikipedia about boxing kangaroos: it has to do with how they use their front legs to hol another kangaroo while they kick them with their back legs.

    AJ Blythe ( is a good blogger if you’re looking for Aussies. I’ve followed her for a while.


  3. I totally followed where your stream went. I collected music boxes for years. When my mom passed I took her collection of Norman Rockwell figurines and gifted my music boxes to friends. Thinking back on it, that might have been the beginning of my decluttering.

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    1. I have tried to steer away from collecting anything at this phase of my life, Lauren, but music boxes would be tempting. Your mother’s collection sounds lovely.

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  4. Kangaroo boxing was a disturbing exploitation of kagaroos in sideshows and circuses. They often fought against clowns, and wore real boxing gloves and shorts. Their natural tendency to fight for dominance in this way made it look as if they were really participating.
    As for ‘Pandora’s Box’, that always reminds me of this marvellous silent film.

    (This is the whole original film, with English title cards.)
    I can never get enough of watching the sublime Louise Brooks.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Kangaroo Boxing is horrible, Pete. Mankind is determined to exploit animals for financial gain and I find that deplorable. I read a little about the film “Pandora’s Box” and will definitely find time to watch it. Thank you for the link.

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