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Special thanks to Oregano for being a Gnome, thus inspiring this note.

My note from facebook today:

“So today we shall appreciate gnomes. This is due largely to the pressure I have been receiving from the gnome lobby which tells me there needs to be an official appreciation day for gnomes everywhere, as they feel the failure for this to happen up until right now has to due largely with ignorance of gnome culture and the tendency of human being to ignorantly lump them with elfs and dwarfs and other small faerie folk. ”

   I then go on to show several pictures of gnomes and non-gnomes and point out the difference. I have not yet discovered all of the wonders of WordPress, thus I am unaware of how to post pictures at the present time. Soon I hope to change all of that. 

     My Grandma once had a gnome in her yard. He was a joyful little fellow and we had many deep, albeit somewhat one-sided, conversations when I was a small child of about three. She didn’t have a name for him. I called him Ethelred, as the old English element of the name seemed to be ideal for a gnome. I don’t know what ever happened to him, though he potentially might still be in the yard, or the boat shed.  I’ll have to look for him the next time I visit. My other Grandma also has a gnome, his name is either Quincy or Zachary, I don’t remember, but she names everything Quincy or Zachary. He stays with her at the nursing home and has been quite the devoted companion. We’ve never really talked much because she got him when I was about ten, far to old to carry on a conversation with a gnome. It’s funny the things which we sacrifice in the name of maturity.

    It is my goal to one day have a family of gnomes in my philosophy garden. That is when I actually own property and have a philosophy garden. There are these things called grad school, dissertation, and then getting tenure that stand in the way of that dream being realized. But someday…

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