Lampy, the Multimillion-Dollar Garden Gnome

     Posted By: Paul - Fri Jun 21, 2013
     Category: Annoying Things | Cult Figures and Artifacts | Horticulture and Gardens | Foreign Customs | Europe | Nineteenth Century | Fictional Monsters





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A couple of years after Mom sold her house 'up north' and changed her status from Snowbird to Flo-Riddian she went back up for a visit and drove past the old house. The current owner has over populated the place with Gnomes and critters of all ilk. Mom doesn't visit the old place any more and, I'm not sure, but I suspect that she's cast a dark and fell spell on the current owner.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 06/21/13 at 10:27 AM
I had to do a double take on the title. Thought it was "Lumpy, The Garden Gnome." Well, he is kind of lumpy ...

Around here I see a few houses with plastic Canadian Geese in the front yard. After my few years in Minnesota (Great White North, Southern Division) I gained a disdain for the creatures. You think pigeons are messy? Try having a flock of these camp on your property for a few hours. Their only redeeming feature was that they couldn't perch on the roof or in the trees.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 06/21/13 at 12:54 PM
They're edible!

I know, so are pigeons but that's about the same as eating rats.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 06/21/13 at 12:58 PM
I was blessed in my childhood -- a local company made a variety of garden ornaments, including gnomes. Anything that didn't come out of the mold right or got chipped, etc., was donated for target practice. Can't tell you how many of these little freckles I blew away over the years.
Posted by Phideaux in in his own little world on 06/22/13 at 12:31 AM
I have a good friend who hates gnomes, so I got her a giant book of gnomes with pictures of a bunch of them as a gag gift one year. It was a cool book but she was not impressed, i can't imagine why. wink
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/23/13 at 06:59 PM
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