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You can call her a bag-lady, but not a litterbug! You will find Larie McKeever walking long Gold Course Road in Crystal Lake, Iowa every day. The spunky 80-year-old made it her mission to beautify the world by picking up litter.

“I try to leave the house as soon as it’s light outside,” McKeever said. “But if I open my door and it’s pouring down rain, I won’t walk. Then again, if it starts raining while I’m on my walk, I won’t turn back."

She has always had a love for walking. As a child, McKeever walked with her father, the local pharmacist, to the drugstore nearly every day.

“He would tell me to ‘grab a bag,’ and we would pick up litter along the way,” McKeever said.

Now she walks with her grandchildren. The daily 3-mile jaunt was born out of habit for McKeever, who started walking the route when her granddaughter, Kate, was in middle school and began taking the bus. McKeever would walk to see her as she waited at her stop. She kept up the route when Kate’s younger sister started middle school a few years later. Nothing can stop this litter warrior; not even a heart condition. Her doctor said her walks can only help her health.

“He told me to just keep doing what I’m doing,” McKeever said. “Improving my health has been one of the most rewarding things about my walks.”

Her good deeds don't stop at picking up litter. McKeever often finds articles of clothing which she moves the clothing into plain sight and leaves it for two weeks. If no one returns to claim it, McKeever takes the clothing home, washes it herself and gives it to a schoolteacher friend who distributes it to children in need.

This one woman litter army is amazing! We can all take a few notes from her life playbook.

H/T Northwest Herald

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