Today I continue my quest in creating and posting one block a day of the fabulous That Town And Country Quilt by the lovely Susan Claire. This is day one hundred and twenty-five of that project.

This quilt block shows a large brown building with a lower entrance level, and an upper level with a mesh metal railing. The yellow sign at the top against the muddy brown says, "U Park It." It's a car park with two large openings next to each other at the base.

A parking garage.

Of course, what goes with moving vehicles? A place to put them!

I have memories of shopping with my Grandmother as a little girl. She always drove a Cadillac or a Lincoln Continental. It felt like a boat.

We would go to downtown Denver and there were two parking garages that she used. One went up and one went down. Both scared me silly.

The curves were so tight and blind. Going up I was sure we were going to run into the wall and there would be nothing under us. Because when you drive something with a hood that long, and you’re moving tight, and steep and you are a little kid that can’t see over the dash… that’s what it looks like.

If we were forced to park clear on the top I had to be dragged from the car because I couldn’t stand the thought that we were so high and I knew we would run off. (Makes me a little dizzy just thinking about it.)

Going down was not any better.

Again we looked like we were going to hit the wall or at least scrape on every turn and we would go down several levels under a building! I knew we would be crushed and was terrified until we were out of the parking garage. I could hardly breathe!

I was a real joy.