Gnome magnifique


The March 16 “Heard around the West” contained a lovely account of Boulder, Colorado’s gnome liberation movement. Somewhere out there is a gorgeous French movie showing a young lady kidnapping her father’s garden gnome and subsequently sending him photographs of his gnome in various exotic settings — Roman ruins, Golden Gate Bridge, rodeo arenas, etc.  Boulder gnome-napper victims may be getting poems now, but there will be (so to speak) “Pictures at 11.”

We used to give lawn flamingoes to puzzled folks in selected neighborhoods — in particular the million-dollar teardowns of the nouveaux nouveaux. Tacky is the best revenge for pretension. St. Thorstein of Veblen informs to this day.

Elizabeth Harris
Evening Shade, Arkansas

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