A few months ago I made the comment on Facebook that it was no shocker Corey Haim had died of a drug overdose; this illicited the response from my husband that I was insensitive. He's right, I am. And in follow up to that lack of sensitivity I wrote at my wonder of fake flower graveside wreaths being sold at our local Stop and Shop. Driving past the cemetery haven't you always wondered where you could pick one up? Stop and Shop. In the front, next to the grocery carts.
That was this summer. The Holiday fashion in death decoration on Long Island seems to be "Grave Blankets". Now, having grown up in Fort Lauderdale, I had never heard of such a thing. I mean, the average temperature is 85 degrees on any given day, even the living don't need a blanket. So, what is a grave blanket? I mean really, they're dead and nothing will warm them up.
Rather than be embarrassed by asking what it was at the christmas tree tent (which are all over the island and all of them sell this product), I looked it up on line. And guess what? There was not only a description, but also directions on how to create your very own arrangement of pine boughs as a grave blanket, or pillow, or cascade, etc. depending on your preference. As a sidebar, I found there is a band named "Grave Blankets".
So, here's the thing; where does it end? I mean, could I start creating "Bedazzled" headstones or musical grave markers? Would Stop and Shop let me sell them there?