|Written by||Teddy Slater Margulies|
|Series||Little Golden Book|
Germaine, or Germie for short, moves her trash can across the street from Oscar's trash can, who immediately falls in love.
Oscar's infatuation initially overshadows his innate grumpiness, as he does everything to please her & Germaine assumes he's not a true Grouch. After a frustrated Oscar finally loses his temper & starts behaving like himself again, Germaine is impressed & the pair have a junkyard picnic of cabbage-ade & sardine & jelly sandwiches.