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 sixty-eight of that project.

This is a square gray building with a dark door on the right. The door has a window on the top, and to the left of the door is a window showing red cuts of meat. The sign below the flat slightly darker gray roof reads in cursive, "Ernie's Meats."

Yesterday we had a baker and today a butcher. I wonder if we’ll see a candlestick maker at some point?

When I was a little girl we had a market called Strauchman’s. Two brothers from Denver owned it and they had an amazing butcher shop.  And they had an amazing butcher named Ernie.

My father felt he had the best meat bar none. We actually did most of our grocery shopping at this little store. Of course, we bought all of our meat there.

We didn’t raise cattle then, instead we raised horses, Arabian horses. When you shopped at Stauchman’s the box boys actually boxed your groceries.

They saved all the boxes the food came in and cut the tops off and that’s what the groceries went home in. After a big shop, my sister and I would line the boxes up on the living room floor and put ourselves and our dolls in them. Then we’d play train.