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 seventy-two of that project.

This quilt block shows a corner with a yellow-green patch of ground in the bottom right. On that patch of ground is a blueish-gray public box with a flap on it and the word "Litter" written on the front metal sign.

A litter bin. So useful in the park.

I have a funny little story about one of my grandchildren, Farmhand 2, regarding litter.

They were still living in California on his fourth birthday. He planned his own party. Everything happens in a park in Burbank. Farmhand 2 decided his party activity would be to pick up all the trash in the park.

The parents of the party guests thought this was great, however, the party guests themselves were less than enthusiastic. Actually, there were some tears. The birthday boy had a good time and of course, there were treats as well.

On another occasion Farmhand 3 was with her mom, having hauled pigs to a processor and wanted to go to a playground. This was last summer when everything was closed down. So that wasn’t going to be a possibility.

When they pulled into a restaurant parking lot to get something to eat she hopped out of the truck and said “That’s okay, I’ll just pick up trash instead of going to a playground.”

Quirky kids.