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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The Blang

    Years ago, after I had grown up and gone, my parents moved to Florida. Dad loved the warmer weather, and unlike Ohio at the time, there was a building boom going on. In addition, my brother and his family lived there. It was a win-win situation. For reasons I'm not sure of, my folks ended up taking over the care of my brother's dachshund. Perhaps my brother felt that they needed a dog in their lives, so he gave up ownership of his dog Oscar. Oscar Meyer, which was a fitting name since he was a wiener dog. Like many animals, dogs like a routine. At a given time every night, Oscar wanted to go to bed. I"m not sure why, but my folks kept his bed in a coat closet. What was even more bizarre was the Oscar insisted on being wrapped up tight in his blanket. When it was time to go to bed, my Mom would say "OK Oscar- go get your "blang". So he dutifully grabbed his blanket, and they wrapped him up tight and laid  him in his bed and there he would stay until morning, when he would fight his way out of his "blang." It was quite entertaining to watch. Frankly, I would have had a panic attack if I had been wrapped up like that. I can't even stand to have my sheets tucked in under the mattress.  A few weeks back, I did a post on my Luster Loft blanket, from the American Blanket Company. It's by far the softest,  most comfortable blanket I've ever had the pleasure of sleeping under. I had told my friend Mark Smith, the postmaster,about it and as I had mentioned in the previous post, when my "blang" arrived, we opened up the box and both of us had our arms shoved in between the folds of the blanket up to our elbows. He talked about buying one, but never did, at least not until he acquired a girlfriend. We had spoken to her about my blanket in glowing terms, so when they came to Thanksgiving dinner, I let them come in and fondle my Luster Loft . Actually I had some reservations about letting Mark in to run his hands over my blanket again. I didn't want him developing an unhealthy attachment to it. However, after he'd experienced the luxury of that fleece delight, he decided he had to have one of his own. He ordered the evergreen and for an extra ten bucks had -The Blang, hash tag-Be Somebody-embroidered on it. He waited with baited breath for it come and when it did, he called me so that I could witness the revealing of his own blanket. As the pictures above depict, there was great anticipation and excitement when it was finally released from the box. As I've mentioned before, it's so soft and luxurious, it's almost sensual. Mark initially was going to use it as a throw blanket on the back of his love seat, but upon further consideration decided that the couch wasn't worthy of such a fine blanket and ended up ordering a new love seat so as not to taint his wonderful new cover. While he's waiting for the couch to arrive, he's using the "blang" as a throw blanket to ward off the cold while he and his girlfriend sit outside on the porch sipping hot chocolate and watch the sun setting over the mountains. Like myself, he's delighted with his purchase and I know that he's purchased several other items. His girlfriend, Sarah was also impressed with the quality and ordered a throw blanket for her mom from American Blanket Company. They both had an opportunity to speak to the Blanket Lady - Ari, and like me were delighted with her. The bottom line is, if you want to give a great gift, or if you just want to spoil yourself a little, give the Blanket Lady a call. You'll be glad you did.


  1. Great post! Loved the pics of Mark and his girlfriend. And the description of Oscar Meyer. I was THIS CLOSE to ordering one of those wonderful blankets, but we have a ton of blankets, comforters, and quilts, so I couldn't do it. BUT, if I do need one in the future, I will call The Blanket Lady!

  2. Hi Jill- I understand, however, if you should ever find yourself in need of a light, warm, extra comfortable blang, by all means call Ari.