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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A “Gnome-ing” in Wainwright.

As many of you know, I have been under a tremendous amount of stress as of late, and I needed an outlet for some fun. I have been trying everything I can do to distract myself from things…and I think I might have found it. The following is an account of a “Gnome-ing” in Wainwright. Grab a coffee and have a seat…this is going to be a silly story!
It all started when I was picking up a few of my garden supplies from out at the farm. I was in the greenhouse out there, when I spotted three of the ugliest garden gnomes laying in the corner. It was then that the game began!
I stole those ugly gnomes… Yes…yes I did…right under Grampie’s nose…
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I gingerly set these three in the box of my truck and sped off for home! Knowing that my Dad (AKA Grampie) hates garden gnomes…I was on a mission! I quickly stopped off at Grammie and Grampie’s house…to hide one little gnome in the hedge at his house!
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The plan was just to hide one at a time…to tease him a little bit…and then that would be the end of it…ya…right!
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It was early in the spring, and I figured that he would see it and shake his head…but he didn’t!!! He just ignored it and left it there for another full week!!! This was NOT acceptable!
SO… I hid another gnome! How dare him not acknowledge my prank!!!
And again…he ignored my “gnome-ing”… or so I thought.
One day, about a week after the second “gnome-ing”, he asked me if I had found the gnome he’d hidden in my yard. I immediately went home and searched and searched and searched…but to no avail. I could NOT find that gnome…he must have lied to make me look for something that didn’t even exist right??? WRONG.
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The next day, I was outside…and just happened to be looking at the tree outside the greenhouse…and there it was!
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That brat had hung the gnome way up high on the branches of the tree!!!
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I HAVE BEEN “GNOMED”!!!!
How the heck did he do that without me seeing him??? He sneaked over in the very early hours of the morning, with a ladder and put it up…and then sneaked away before anyone saw him!!!
This…was a good one…but I thought I could do him one better!
Over the next few days…I pranked him a few more times…just easy ones, to throw him off track……(and they pranked me back ) and just waited for the perfect time to pull off the best “gnome-ing” ever!!!
With the help of a cowboy and the kids, (What??? Grammie helps Grampie!!! I need a team too!!! ) I sneaked over to their house one afternoon while they were at work…I pranked my little heart out!!! hee hee!
I then went home and waited. I phoned and told them they’d been “gnomed”, and then waited until it was time for them to come home.
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We all hid across the street and waited for them to get home. SHHH!!!!!!….here they come!!!
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We watched them walk very SLOWLY around their property…looking for signs of a “gnome-ing” Grammie actually appears to have long legs in this photo…ha ha ha! That’s a joke all in itself!
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I think he found one!
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Ha ha! Not a gnome…but hideous!!! Hey…he started it!!! He put this in my yard once or twice too!!!
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Looks like he found another!!!
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ha ha ha!!! He just HAS to take it down right that minute! Ha ha!!! You all wonder where I get my ‘patience’ from…ha ha!
Where were we hiding that we are seeing all of this so very clearly???
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Laying under the hedge across the street of course!!! I was laying there for almost an hour taking lots of photos…it was fun!
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I had a perfect view of everything they were doing…it was so funny!!!!
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yep…we were laying right there on the corner watching the whole thing!
You should have seen the looks we were getting from the traffic coming down the street!
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After they had found all but one gnome…I thought they were giving up…
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ha ha ha!!! They found it! Grammie saw it first…and showed Grampie…ha ha!!!
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I wonder if he’s proud of my sneakiness!!! I learned it all from him!!! ha ha!!!
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There it is!!! WAY up high on the top of the flag pole that they have a Virginia creeper climbing up! ha ha ha!
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Check out his profile! ha ha ! As it turns out…This… the mother of all pranks…sort of backfired on this Tootsie
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…they LIKED THAT GNOME UP THERE, AND DECIDED TO LEAVE IT FOREVER!!!
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Once the two old poops had found every gnome I had hidden…I phoned them from our hiding spot and told Grammie to turn around very slowly and wave…When she finally saw us…she screamed with delight at how stupid we must have looked spying on her and Grampie! We then went over there…exchanged a little trash talk about getting each other back and walked home.
On the way home…Grammie and Grampie drove past us very slowly…and then sped off to my house to try to get me back…and the game continues…
It is just so much fun to play with my parents!!! ha ha! Sneaking up on them when they are home…driving by their house very slowly and taunting them a little…oh and they do it right back to me!
It seems that there are also a few people in town and some via facebook…that are following the gnome game…and enjoying every silly minute of it!
I wonder who will get “GNOMED” next!!!
Thanks for stopping by and taking in a “Gnome-ing” or two!
Until Next Time….Happy Pranking!
*)*)*) to my fabulous three! Recently, I have come to realise that the JOURNEY OF Life sometimes doesn't begin until after the fork in the road. Loving my life,now!!
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17 comments:

Bren Haas said...

Very cute share Glenda - Looks like you all had fun withe the gnomes!

Zinnia said...

God, how I laughed. I would like to see you on the span and climbing to make your escapades. I wish you a great week! Zinnia

Crafty Gardener said...

What a great prank. Reminds me of an old leather coat that kept getting exchanged between 2of my daughters. It would turn up in the most unusual places.

Joani said...

That was so funny. I can just imagine what the drivers in those cars were thinking seeing you all there on the ground. What a great thing to be playing. Playing and more playing please.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Too funny girl..I loved it ha ha!!
Hugs and love Gloria

Junebug said...

What a pure joyful game you are playing. I can't wait to see where they turn up next. I love how you are creating wonderful memories for your children. Just think, when they grow up what they will do to your yard! Hee-hee!!!!

Carol said...

I think this is just precious! Reminds me of a story I read once about an ugly yellow shirt a mother and daughter kept passing back and forth for years. It will be a great memory not only for you and your kids, but theirs, too. It could go on for generations! Hugs Carol

Lori E said...

I think you have created a monster....a big, funny, sweet monster, that will continue on for years.
What a fun thing for your family to be involved in.

El Gaucho said...

Excellent prank and a very funny story. I like that the "lookout gnome" was left at the top of the pole. Perhaps he's been instructed to keep an eye out for future pranks and report them immediately.

Becca's Dirt said...

Ya'll are so funny.

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

Okay, this is just too funny! You guys rock!

Sueb said...

Ha Ha Brilliant!!!

siteseer said...

how the heck did you get it up on the telephone pole??!!

Kalantikan said...

This simply looks like gnoming, but a loving wonderful family relationships and bonding time is actually the deeper thing. Congratulations for having a beautiful family, your parents and your kids. No wonder you are like that, it's in the genes, i am sure your kids will show up like you too! You have an enviable family.

Pippi21 said...

How in the world did you and your Father get up that high to put those gnomes on top of that pole without falling? Leave it there, the wind will eventually blow it away. Good think your parents have a sense of humour!Hope the kids don't try something like that and have a bad fall.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

You don't know how much I needed that distracting chuckle of your story! (just got hit with another demand from his atty, I want this over so much...)
I knew most of it except for the end...so far! Love that they kept the one on the flag pole!! LOL
How fun to be able to play with your parents like this. I'm sure the kids love it too. Miss my parents so much...but then again I wouldn't want them to see whats going on..
Had a happy evening, you are an inspiration to me ♥
*hugs*deb

~~~jennifer~~~ said...

Love it! What a great way to interact with your family!