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Medical Monkeys visits Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of MN


We, on behalf of Medical Monkeys, were recently invited to be part of the Star Studio Bingo at one of our partner’s locations, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of MN.  It really reminded us of why we started Medical Monkeys.   

Star Studio is a closed Circuit TV channel inside Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.   They broadcast a variety of Live and interactive programming and other content to the hospital rooms for patients and family’s to watch 24/7.


From watching part of their previous Bingo segments I had an idea of what to expect.  Bingo host, The Dude, pulls the Bingo numbers and the co-host puts them on the Bingo board.  The Dude chats with patients and/or family members when they call in for a Bingo, or to share a cute joke.

I also knew from other segments that The Dude has an awesome rapport with the children and families.  There are constant smiles and laughter!

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What I didn’t expect is the overwhelming good feeling you get by being part of something so special.  You cannot help but smile and laugh along, and before you know it the hour is up! 

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We brought a bag full of Medical Monkeys for The Dude to hand out as he wanted.  We were lucky to be able to offer a Medical Monkey of choice to one of the children.  He politely asked if he could select a Medical Monkey for his younger sister.

Yes, this patient was going home that day, but not before he watched one more Star Studio Bingo with The Dude.  Besides my daughter he and his Mom were the only live audience attendees.  We heard from others via the phone, but there sat this patient, a young brave boy, in the front row with his Mom.  He was in his Spiderman costume, and Vikings cap.  He was a great conversationalist with The Dude, impressed us with his dancing, and by the end of the show was convinced to proudly show his costume on TV.

That’s why Medical Monkeys was created, for courageous and inspiring people like him.


If you would like to help out Children’s Hospitals and Clinics MN, chose them from our drop-down list when you purchase a Medical Monkey.  For each sale which they are chosen, we donate $10!

For our full album of pictures, please see the album on our Medical Monkey’s Facebook page, or the one on the Star Studio Facebook page.  Below is a link to the Video bingo from that day…even a few minutes is guaranteed to bring you smiles 😉



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Medical Monkeys for Charity Have Arrived at Old World Limited

Things have been a little crazy here at Old World Limited!  Medical Monkeys have arrived!

Instead of sending flowers, plants, candy or balloons to someone who is not feeling well, send a fun Medical Monkey…and $10.00 of your purchase goes to the charity of your choice!  Flowers and plants need maintenance, candy gets eaten, balloons deflate.  Medical Monkeys are pure fun!

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They find the most unusual places to hide!  They are just hanging around until they find forever homes!

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Back of the Medical Monkeys tag – “Medical Monkeys hang around while you’re feeling down.”, and name of charity you have chosen.

Charities to choose from:

  • American Lung Association
  • Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
  • Community Action Partnership (CAP) of Scott Carver & Dakota Counties
  • Feed My Starving Children
  • Jared Allen’s Homes 4 Wounded Warriors
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities – Upper Midwest
  • Salvation Army North
  • St Judes
  • Wiggle Your Toes (amputees)
  • Wounded Warriors (military)

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Remembering 9/11/01 – 10 Year Anniversary

Probably every one of us remembers exactly where we were when the first Twin Tower was hit.

I was at home, having already sent our son off to school on the bus for 5th grade.  As normal I had the television on to our local news, when the breaking news of the first Twin Towers had been struck by an airplane.  Like many, I assumed it was a tragic air accident…something must have gone terribly wrong with the flight. 

While I was curious to learn what had happened, I continued getting our 9 year old twin daughters ready for school.  We got to the bus stop early as usual, and I was anxious to chat with the other Moms about what had happened in New York.  Everyone was sad about it, and we discusses what might have happened.  Then another Mom got to the stop and said the second tower had been hit, in the same manner…with a plane.  Silence.  Chills.  We saw the bus coming down the street.  Do we still send the children to school?  What is going on in New York?  Collectively we sent them on the bus.

My husband and I talked multiple times on the phone.  Should he come home?  Were we in danger here in Minnesota?  Eventually the company sent everyone home early that day.

Then I sat in front of the television for the rest of the day…in disbelief of what I was watching as the Twin Towers came down.  And also the news of the Pentagon and the fourth plane which came down in PA.

The skies became silent except for the occasional roar of a fighter jet.  More silence, more chills.  We mourned with many as we learned the numbers of those who perished, and their identities and life’s stories.  We have never forgotten the day, and we never will.

Fast-forward 10 years (minus a day):  my husband, son and I drove to the college our twins attend.  In front of the chapel now sits 2 small sections of the I-beams from the Twin Towers.  Reality and history at our fingertips.  They are bent and a bit rusted…but the story is still strong without words being needed. 

Thanks to my friend Anita for this summary: “Today on 9/11 a moment of silence is needed because we have to remember and pay tribute to all of those who died, and to thank all of those who did everything possible to save as many people as they could. We shed tears and we came together strong and determined never to allow this to happen again. We can never forget September 11 2001 because our world and our lives were changed forever, God Bless the USA.”

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Posted by on September 11, 2011 in Blogroll, News


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Happy 4th of July! Celebrate American Independence!

Happy 4th of July from all of us at Old World Limited to all of you.  We hope you will enjoy your time spent with loved ones and remember to support out service personnel who fought for us and gave us the freedom we have today!  And never forget that our Flag still stands for Freedom!  A very special Thank YOU to everyone who has fought and continues to fight to give us our freedom!

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Posted by on July 4, 2011 in Blogroll


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Jerry Garcia Tie markdowns / Extra Long ties now $19.99

All of the Jerry Garcia Ties at Old World Limited are now at a low regular price of only $19.99!  Yes, that’s right…even the Extra Long Jerry Garcia Ties!

Also…additional markdowns have been done on previously reduced Garcia ties – we need to clear out some inventory to make room for new Garcia inventory.  Jerry Garcia Ties as low as $9.99!   Hurry, as quantities are limited!


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Assistant State Attorney Jeff Ashton – Jerry Garcia ties at Casey Anthony trial

As I watch the daily news recaps of the Casey Anthony trial, the one thing that popped out to me in a positive way was the Jerry Garcia Ties Jeff Ashton has been wearing.  I’ve always said I can spot a Garcia tie anywhere 😉  He’s obviously a man who is sure of himself and his sense of style, and will go that extra step for something he is passionate about.


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Dedicated to Jo and her beloved Sheltie…Scotty

A friend of mine took a leap of faith a couple of years ago, and rescued their first Sheltie…Scotty.  I remember her excitement and apprehensions…but before long he had won her heart 🙂

It was great fun to see all the pictures of their adventures together!  And before long they had rescued another Sheltie…and then two more.  It was a beautiful bond for everyone involved.

Sadly, last night Scotty passed away, due to complications from something gastrointestinal related.  Our sympathies go to Jo and her family.  Scotty had a very loving family who gave him love & shelter, and in return he gave loads of love and joy back 🙂

Hug the furry members of your family, and next time you consider adding to your family, consider a rescue!


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