An inquiring human:
"If gnomes are real, then are fairies real?"
A worldly gnome:
"Well, of course. All living creatures are real, silly!"
"Then how come I don't see them?
"The fairies or the gnomes?"
"Well, you don't see fairies because there aren't many around here anymore. They mostly moved to Hollywood (and various Disney locations throughout the world). You don't see gnomes because they sleep at night, are careful to blend in and - probably the biggest reason - humans just don't stay still long enough or look carefully enough to see them.
"Oh. I thought it was because they could make themselves invisible."
"Well, that too."
For more details on why the fairies all moved to Hollywood, read:
We're still working on our Magical Vault fix. We've got lots of options...these things just take time. To be honest, we kinda gnew the vault door was probably too fragile to last very long (it was the first gnome door to which we applied the Reveal magic spell & we didn't have our formula refined). But have no fear, the vault itself is operating perfectly and our vault customers haven't experienced any inconvenience. In fact, they've enjoyed inspecting the damage. They get a kick out of failed troll escapades.
We don't know where (actually, we do) and we don't know when (actually, we do) and we don't know why (we CERTAINLY do), but those blasted trolls have attacked our Magical Vault of Everything Again!
Where: Gnome Valley Bank
When: Sometime in 2014
Why: Because trolls are soooooooooooo dumb!
What: Are we going to do about it? We're not sure! We're going to have some gnome meetings (complete with our usual singing, dancing and delicious food) and we'll figure it out. Stay tuned!
An Open Letter to Urlik Andersson:
I am ashamed of you. After all the time and energy that the door committee spent on preparing their exhibit for the fair, how could you, Maynard & Spike go and muck it up by carving your names in the pathway??!! I swear, I'm never going to talk to you again.
Neva Zella WFIX
Hopefully, hopefully! Tomorrow the Gnomes of Cashmere will submit three of their doors (replicas, of course) for entry into the Chelan County Fair. Hopefully, the fair Fair people will be willing to accept entry from a group of gnomes. We're pretty sure THAT'S never been done before. We carefully read the fair exhibit guidelines and they don't say anywhere that gnomes can't exhibit, so cross your fingers and...we'll see you at the fair!
I am Neva Zella Whipple Fairhair, IX. I am the great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great granddaughter of the first gnome king of Norway. I live in Gnome Valley USA (which to humans is called Cashmere, WA)