The Gnometown Tale of Gnome Deb
We know that gnomes are magical and all of them have special abilities. This gnome grew up on a farm with a father who prayed daily for a male child to be born, to whom the farm would be handed down, to be tilled, planted and harvested so it would stay in the family. Much is expected of these male gnomes. They should be smart, resilient and hard workers. But, as we know, things don’t all go as expected.
Uffda! Their first child is a girl!
Uffda! Uffda! Their second child is a girl!
Uffda! Uffda! Uffda! Their third child is a girl!
Wouldn’t you know it...Uffda… their fourth child is a girl: Gnome Deb.
The roots are deep for this gnome, she is directly descended from Gnome Gov. Ted. She would use this inherited grit and her experiences to develop into who she is. Gnome Deb kept her magic hidden, observing all the others around her. She paid attention when her Dad and second sister went to heaven, and her mom and sister went off to nursing school. She was thrilled when they came back to keep all the gnomes in Gnometown healthy. “That’s what good gnomes do in their community…help others.” she thought. “What can I do to be one of the good gnomes?”
Off to school she went to get training in the medical field. She explored jobs helping with the animals, and helping them get well. One day she learned of a new field, INSURANCE: protection against “Uffdas”. You know, the things that can go wrong with your health, accidents around your home or when you’re using your car, and when weather devastates your crops growing on the farm. In her shop on the corner of Gnometown main street, she used her psychic abilities to figure out what type of protection could turn the “uffdas” of the other gnomes into hopes and happy returns.
Learning from the other gnomes that being helpful was a gnome’s obligation, she began by dropping off specially brewed soup potions to people who needed a boost. The smiles said it all. Everywhere she went she had surprises for the other gnomes, sparkling up their lives with decorated trees, door hearts, pumpkins, Easter eggs, and often a treat by their bedside tables. Gnome Deb was always using her special power of knowing just when someone was dealing with an uffda. She would sing to the little gnomes and they would burst out in song when they saw her. Her singing comforts and inspires people where ever she goes. Proving every day that young lady gnomes can make significant contributions also to the wellbeing of all the gnomes of Gnometwon. In her career of selling “Uffda” protection, she showed the guy gnomes that girl gnomes can do just as well, and won special awards for that. She even traveled to Norway, where her ancestors came from, and told on television about what it is like living in Gnometown.
As a female, Gnome Deb has earned her position and it carries on. So, life on the farm continues under another gnome’s name and so does the “Uffda” protection business. Now she spends her time in another community, demonstrating what it is like to be a Gnometown gnome, showing the magic that gnomes have inside them. She proudly wears her heart on her sleeve to show she cares and a bend in her hat to show that she chose to be a part of Gnometown.
Uffda! We are so glad she lived in Gnometown!