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Thursday, December 23, 2010


I can't be sure, but my research shows that gnomes celebrate Christmas like we do. Nothing handed down about a gnome Santa, but this might be a well-kept secret. I think there must be a related concept. Maybe the clan elder plays a role and passes out gifts to the children. As for adults, this is a time for gathering friends and neighbors which brings out the beer and special berry juices! Not too bad.

Gifts could be nuts, ripe berries, new wooden toys and swing sets, with flutes and drums for sing-along's as part of the feast. So, let's assume gnomes do celebrate Christmas. Coming fron Scandanavia, I'm sure it is very colorful and festive.

All remains well.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Ole An Sven’s New Granddaughter!

I did not know ahead of time, but Ole An Sven’s daughter has been pregnant for the last 12 months and just gave birth to a little girl! Great excitement now in the forest. Visitors from all around are coming to visit and help with the home care and meals. Gnome fathers leave most of the child rearing to the mother and her close friends. He does  make lots of wooden toys, sings songs and tells bedtime stories to the little ones.

I did read that gnome children wet their beds until age 21 and continue to live with their parents until they are 100 years old. Remember, research said they live to be between 275 and 350 years of age. No wonder they’re so smart!

Extra cup of bird seed for the event. I wonder if gnome dads have little cigars they pass around? That would be a real sight to see. A new member of the family, and all is well.