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14 November 2006


I got a new down comforter last weekend, the first blanket/comforter I have ever paid for. (P.S. This is not my bedroom- that would be just too embarrassing.)
I have had the same two wool blankets my whole life, along with rather anemic comforter I got for Christmas aeons ago. The blankets are from Holland (big surprise.) Lately, I just can't seem to stay very warm at night because the comforter has become anorexic and wasn't doing the job. I was talking to my mother about the old blankets. I thought they were inexpensive blankets my parents had gotten whenthey got married.
My mother told me those two wool blankets had kept my great-grandparents warm during the Hunger Winter during WWII. Wow. That sort of made me sit down (chances are I was already sitting down.) I had no idea! One of the blankets is a very thick wool blanket with a velvet edge around it, and the other is made of red and off-white wool. I have had the red one since I was in my cradle.
Immediately, I made plans to retire the wool blankets and get me a certified huge down comforter. And I did. The wool blankets are now in a safe place, where they will retain a place of honor in my house.
And I slept warmly ever after.



Blogger Kara said...

I think this generation just gets colder than the older in point...those puffy jackets everyone wears now. No one had those 70 years ago. We are weaklings.

15 November, 2006 08:59  
Blogger ~*SilverNeurotic*~ said...

Wow, that's pretty cool about the blankets. I wonder if we have any super old blankets around the house?

17 November, 2006 17:49  
Blogger Kiyotoe said...

I don't know about blankets but I have an NFL pillow case that my mom bought for me when I was 5 years old. It's so faded now you can barely recognize any of the team logos.

Maybe it's because I've had it for so long but I can tell you what team belongs to each faded, almost invisible shape on the pillow case.

Might be time to part ways.......

22 November, 2006 22:18  
Blogger serenagold said...

horray down comforters!

they are so comfy and warm... although if i were you i'd keep one of those old blankes on the bed as a layer between you and the big puffy white thing on top of you. yes, they are all warm and snuggly... until you get stabed in teh foot by a feather! beware, it does happen!

other htan that, enjoy!

24 November, 2006 14:19  

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