Our poor Petrov, after being in our family for over 3 years, finally succumbed to the high winds of South Dakota. He was our oldest and most distinguished gnome! He loved playing his German concertina to passersby. Folks were often charmed by his faithful protege, Petra, the choral cat. Petra refused to leave Petrov’s side, so they both have joined our dear Babe in gnome heaven. Babe lost his legs (and baseball bat) during a similar wind storm in Colorado this last spring.
Please send your condolences to the North family and our last gnome standing, Reggie. We’d also like to extend a sincere ‘thank you’ to Grandma Taylor for giving us the opportunity to bond with our gnomes!