This story was inspired by something my young friend Eden said, "There once was a blanket with smudges all about the town". The story follows Leah and her blanket, that indeed has smudges from all about the town. The blanket is dear to her because it reminds her of all that she loves about her town. Her parents, however, believe the blanket needs to be washed. It is not until an unexpected turn of events, that Leah finally exchanges her blanket for something else even more wonderful, and smudgy.