In November, when Dick and I were visiting our daughters Heather and Lisa and their families in New York and New Jersey, I made my annual trip to a fun little shop called Parcel in the town where Lisa lives. This year, I purchased a tiny little card with the word gnome, its pronunciation, and definition. On the flip side of the card it says, "a small being in a fable or story." What I was planning to do with it... I hadn't a clue. I only knew that it had special meaning to me because it represented a memory.
The Gnome-Mobile, which came out in 1967 featuring Walter Brennan, was the first movie I ever viewed in a theater. It was one of the last films personally produced by Walt Disney.
When I returned home, I asked my daughter Jessie if she had any gnome craft ideas. I told her about the tiny card that I had purchased but didn't know what to do with it. Unbeknownst... don't ya love that word... unbeknownst to me at the time, she had bought a gnome and a mushroom cookie cutter to give me as a Christmas gift. She had already purchased it before I had even mentioned the card to her. Isn't it so fun when life works out like that? She also gave me two other cookie cutters... an old-fashioned glass milk bottle shape and a snail, but those must wait to be shared for yet another day.