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 sixty of that project.

This quilt block shows a green luggage truck from the side against a blue salmon-patterned background. The truck itself is just a flatbed, and is made up of a dark green fabric. The cab has a yellow fabric windshield, and on the flatbed behind it are various suitcases. Each suitcase is a different shade of orange and brown, with one pink and one blue suitcase. There are two dark wheels below with fairly large white two-holed buttons on them indicating the axles or hubcaps.

I love to watch the baggage trucks at the airport.

If you sit in the rear of southwest planes you can often watch your luggage go into the belly of the plane. When Farmhand 1 was very little he flew to and from Burbank, CA.

They always took the same flight. He liked to watch and wave at the baggage handlers. They were always so nice and waved to him. I imagine how hot it is out there in the summer and cold in the winter.

Once when Scott and I went to Cozumel my luggage was lost for 3 days. You wouldn’t think you’d need that much at a beach, but I didn’t have what I wanted or needed.

It finally showed up but I was in a twist.

That happened long before the fire last year. After the fire I thought of the people who had lost everything and realized they would not have what they needed.

Of course, their loss was a million times worse.

No one would be bringing them their luggage and I cried for them.