Friday, November 2, 2007

Museum Curator Lets Banana Lovers Go Ape

AUBURN, Wash. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One woman in Auburn, Washington, isn’t monkeying around when it comes to collecting banana memorabilia.

Ann Lovell is the curator of the Washington Banana Museum, an exhibit that pays homage to all things banana.

While Lovell has over 4,500 banana curios, including banana earrings, banana brooches, and banana wallpaper, she’s now more interested in collecting bananas for their historical value.

She says, “Bananas were introduced to the American public at the same time as the telephone and the typewriter. It’s amazing!”

The bonafide banana babe even claims that since she owns such a plethora of plaintain products, there’s not much she hasn’t seen.

Still, Lovell is always keeping her eyes peeled.

Lovell adds, “I’ve gone through thrift shops, eBay, and have stuff from all over the world. I’m actually expecting something from Hungary next.”

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