Saturday, 22 December 2018

The Wee Folks Christmas Dedication, 2018.

Greetings, friend.  This is Geoffrey the garden gnome.  The husband of Fidelina, the beautiful fairy princess and proud father of our boy child, Einahalk.
Our beloved boy child, Einahalk.
Fidelina, the beautiful fairy princess. 

And now, my friend, we shall soon be feeling the dawning of Christmas Day, 2018.  This year, the wee folks dedicate our post to our loving, caring friend, Penny the Jack Russell dog.  Penny crossed over the Rainbow Bridge.  And yet, she is still very much here with us.  She embraced and will forever embrace the ideals so close to our hearts.

The ideals of unconditional, non-judgemental love.  The ideals that immerse our souls.  Of cradling and rejoicing in the diversity of an all different, all equal world.  Yes, Penny is still amongst us.  She gently continues to show her magical presence to her human brother, Tristan and her human dad, Gary.  Her love, like our love, an inspiration to truly make your world, our world, a better place, intertwined with hope. 

Penny, a dog who never lost sight of her inner puppy and you must never lose sight of your inner child.

We are tuned in and listen very carefully to nature's orchestra.  A natural balance that we respect. 
Oh how we recall our gathering in the snow in our enchanted garden of yesteryear. 
Penny watched over the proceedings.  Ever on the alert in her desire to make sure we had a peaceful time. 
And way back when.  Way back before Fidelina and I had our boy child, we used to snuggle up with Penny.  Ah, such contentment in a loving environment. 

On behalf of Penny, we dedicate this post to you.  A peaceful, positive and hopeful Christmas.

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78 comments:

  1. Gary, Penny is indeed a beautiful soul and I know how your heart aches for her still. It's good to remember how much she loved life and enjoyed it to the fullest. I'm like her, a nature lover who loves to just listen. The sounds and sights of nature help to renew my heart on a daily basis. I wish you and Tristan a very Merry Christmas! Cheers to sweet Penny!

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    1. Hi Diane,

      Thank you for your encouraging comment. Indeed, beyond the heartache there be wonderful reminders of just how blessed we were to have her in our lives. I sense her loving presence. I knew you were tuned in to nature's orchestra.

      Wishing you and your loved ones a most amazing, inspiring Christmas.

      Gary, on behalf of Geoffrey the garden gnome.

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  2. A lovely post with lovely photos, the last one is especially beautiful. I hope you and Tristan have a peaceful Christmas and that Penny will continue to watch over you with love x

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    1. Hi Eunice,

      Thanks for that, Eunice. The last photo is most profound. Penny is smiling down on us.

      We wish you a most loving and peaceful Christmas.

      Gary, on behalf of Geoffrey the garden gnome.

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  3. Happy Holidays! The spirit of Penny lives on.

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    1. Hi Pat,

      Thanks and happy holidays to you, good sir. Absolutely, her spirit lives on.

      Gary, on behalf of Geoffrey the garden gnome.

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  4. I wish you, and all lovely souls in your household a warm and cozy Christmas! Might want to warn the fairies that the Christmas elves chase fairies!

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    1. Hi Eve,

      Thank you and we shall enjoy the warmth in a cosy place for Christmas. What the elf! Thanks for the warning! Have an excellent Christmas, kind friend.

      Gary, on behalf of Geoffrey the garden gnome.

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  5. That was absolutely beautiful Gary. I miss Penny but she was a blessing to everyone.

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    1. Hi JoJo,

      I appreciate your flattering words, JoJo. Penny blessed so many. She has left me humbled by her incredible, pure love.

      Have a wonderful holiday season.

      Gary, on behalf of Geoffrey the garden gnome.

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  6. Amen! Penny's spirit will live on forever, especially at Christmas.
    Merry Christmas my friend.

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    1. Hi Alex,

      Amen, brother. The spirit of her ideals forever intertwined in the hearts of so many. Thank you and Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones, good sir.

      Gary, on behalf of Geoffrey the garden gnome.

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  7. Thank you Geoffrey. I needed to read this today.
    I hope that you and your family, Gary and Tristan continue to bask in Penny's love.

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    1. Hi Sue,

      Geoffrey, who is nearby, appreciates what you have said. Geoffrey, just as I do, know that you embrace the ideals in the post.

      Sue, we glow as we will forever bask in Penny's love.

      A peaceful and positive Christmas to you and your family.

      Gary, on behalf of Geoffrey the garden gnome.

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  8. Echoing Elephant's Child and I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Penny is still watching over you.

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    1. Hi River,

      And such a positive echo, River. Thank you. Penny does watch over my son and I. Christmas Day shall be in her honour in our household.

      And a wonderful Christmas and New Year to you and all your loved ones, River.

      Gary, on behalf of Geoffrey the garden gnome.

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  9. I so love your little people and I’m happy you bring them out each Christmas. I know you miss Penny a lot especially at this time of year, and as you say, she still lives on in our hearts . Merry Christmas, Happy Solstice and I’m wishing all good things for you in the year to come dear friend.

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    1. Hi Lisa,

      Lisa, the wee folks love you. The wee folks have become quite the Christmas tradition on this blog. My son and I miss Penny terribly. Yes, it's even more profound and reflective at this time of the year. Her love does beat in our hearts. It's comforting to know that.

      Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2019 to you and your loved ones, my remarkable friend.

      Gary, on behalf of Geoffrey the garden gnome.

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  10. Stop in from Drifting though life and those wee people seem so happy. If you have time stop in at my blog for a cup of coffee

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    1. Hi Dora,

      Nice to meet you. I have visited your site and thanks for that cup of coffee. The wee folks rejoice in all that is good and pure.

      Thank you and have a pleasant Christmas.

      Gary, on behalf of Geoffrey the garden gnome.

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  11. Gary, I know your heart will still be aching but Penny will live on in the hearts of you, Tristan and your blog readers forever. Wishing you a very peaceful Christmas and New Year.

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    1. Hi Eileen,

      Very well articulated, my kind friend. Penny does indeed live on in the heart of my son, myself and yes, via this blog, her ideals will continue to bring magic to this world. She has inspired me to get my motivation back.

      Wishing you also a peaceful Christmas and New Year.

      Gary, on behalf of Geoffrey the garden gnome.

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  12. She sure will live on indeed. All have to keep our inner pup alive.

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    1. Hi Pat Hatt,

      She lives on as I type this. The inner puppy. The inner child. The inner kitten. All shall stay very much alive with magical curiosity.

      Thank you, good sir. A poetic holiday season to you.

      Gary, on behalf of Geoffrey the garden gnome.

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  13. Very nice Gary! All the best to you and Tristan for a peaceful holiday season.

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    1. Hi Barry,

      Thank you, kind sir. And all the best to you and your loved for a peaceful holiday season.

      Gary, on behalf of Geoffrey the garden gnome.

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  14. That was beautiful, Gary. We will all miss Penny.

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    1. Hi Diane,

      Thank you for stating that. It means a lot. I'm heartened by the impact Penny had on my blog site. Her beautiful ideals live on.

      Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas.

      Gary, on behalf of Geoffrey the garden gnome.

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  15. Ah Gary.....Godfrey brought tears to my eyes with his loving tribute to his families good friend Penny. May she continue to show her presence in your lives. Merry Christmas to you and Tristan and all the wee folk and all dthe very best that 2019 has to offer.

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    1. Hi Delores,

      Geoffrey the garden gnome certainly has a way with words. I sense her presence right now. I know she's heartened by all the caring.

      Thanks. Happy Christmas and an amazing 2019 in your new home.

      Gary, on behalf of Geoffrey the garden gnome.

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  16. What a beautiful tribute to Penny. Such a sweet dog- and an international star for sure. I know the Wee Folk loved her too. :)

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a 2019 filled with good health and happy times.
    ~Jess

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    1. Hi Jess,

      Geoffrey the garden gnome did write such a beautiful tribute. I'm grateful to him. Penny, international star, was adored by the wee folks. Oh, how they all loved to play in the snow with her.

      Thank you for the seasonal wishes. Wishing you a fantastic Christmas and a healthy, positive 2019.

      Gary, on behalf of Geoffrey the garden gnome.

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  17. Hooray! It's officially Christmas now that the Wee Folk are here! And I have no doubt that Penny is still supervising the proceedings. That final seasonal photo of her is so wonderful! Wishing you and Tristan a loving and peaceful Christmas!

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    1. Hi Debra,

      Absolutely! Christmas time is now officially here! Bless the wee folks and bless Penny who did oversee proceedings during all their celebrations of life and love.

      I'm really pleased you liked that seasonal photo of Penny. It really captures the essence of her beautiful love.

      Thanks and here's to you and your loved ones having a really good Christmas.

      Gary, on behalf of Geoffrey the garden gnome.

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  18. Penny? My heart is pawsitively aching and I am crying.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Hi Janie,

      Penny went over the Rainbow Bridge on Tuesday, October 23. It was the most heartbreaking night I can ever recall. The tears doth flow. Penny blessed us for 18 years. My son and I are very grateful for her love.

      Thank you, Janie.

      Gary, on behalf of Geoffrey the garden gnome.

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  19. How you must miss Penny's lovely presence. I am glad you are finding peace and warmth in passing on good thoughts and keeping her in your heart. I return your wishes for a good Christmas!

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    1. Hi Jenny,

      We do indeed miss her physical presence. I do sense her spiritual presence which has had an amazingly comforting aspect to it. Conveying her caring message gives me, gives my son, gives the wee folks, a realisation of just what a precious gift Penny was.

      Thank you for the returned Christmas wishes, dear Jenny.

      Gary, on behalf of Geoffrey the garden gnome.

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  20. You must miss Penny so much.
    A wonderful post, thank you.

    My good wishes to you all and yes, a peaceful, positive and hopeful Christmas.

    God bless

    All the best Jan

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    1. Hi Jan,

      We do indeed miss Penny an awful lot. It's comforting to know how much I still feel she's here.

      Thank you for your kind words, Jan.

      Here's to that peaceful, positive and hopeful Christmas to you, to us all.

      Gary, on behalf of Geoffrey the garden gnome.

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  21. Season's greetings to you and Tristan, and all the Wee Folks. Good to know Penny is still there in your hearts.

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    1. Hi Ian,

      Thank you for the season's greetings, Ian. Tristan, the wee folks and myself, appreciate that. Penny's so much in our hearts.

      Have a great Christmas on Vancouver Island.

      Gary, on behalf of Geoffrey the garden gnome.

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  22. Hi Gary! What a beautiful post. The Wee Folk are an annual holiday tradition in our blogging world. That photo of Penny is adorable. I bet she is watching over you. Wishing you and your son a very Merry Christmas!

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    1. Hi Martha,

      I'm delighted you think it's a beautiful post. Oh yes, the wee folks have been quite the seasonal tradition. Their post was slightly different this year but the message is still the same. I really love that seasonal photo of Penny. I know she's watching over Tristan and I.

      Thank and we wish you and your family a most joyous Christmas.

      Gary, on behalf of Geoffrey the garden gnome.

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  23. Hugs, Gary! Indeed Penny is watching over everyone, smiling, as she joins us in reminiscing. Excellent life-lessons only a loving pup can gift the world. Wishing you a peaceful Christmas and New Year. Love your wee folk. Please wish Tristan for me 🧡

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    1. Hi Vidya,

      Hugs back to you, my adorable friend. Penny is indeed watching over all of us. No doubt, she's reminiscing about all the wee folks posts of the past. Her inner puppy can teach us humans so much.

      Thanks for that. I shall convey your message to Tristan. A wonderful Christmas and a beautiful to 2019 to you and your loved ones, Vidya.

      Gary, on behalf of Geoffrey the garden gnome.

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  24. Hi my hirsute friend,
    I hope that you and Tristan can still enjoy the festivities this year, although there is bound to be a hint of sadness. However, I'm sure that Penny, your little hirsute companion, will be watching over you both, bringing the Wee Folks Christmas message ever closer.
    Very Best Yuletide Wishes, from your Andy Fordham-a-like pal,
    David

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    1. Hi David,

      Thank you, my fine yet rather hairy friend. My son and I will be celebrating Penny's life during the festivities. It will help ease the sadness. She watches over us with her gentle love. Her message, the wee folks message, even more profound.

      Cheers, good sir. A wonderful Noel to you and all your loved ones.

      Gary, on behalf of Geoffrey the garden gnome.

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  25. Hope your Christmas will be as good as it can be Gary.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Hi Yvonne,

      I appreciate that, Yvonne. Wishing you some comfort during this Christmas time, my dear friend.

      Gary

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  26. Thank you for the "peaceful, positive and hopeful" wishes; they are just what I needed. Wishing you all the very same. I know you and Penny are together in spirit, and that will warm your heart, not just in this season but through the years. The love of a doggy friend like Penny is a precious thing. Hugs, my friend. xx

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    1. Hi Jenny,

      Those peaceful, positive and hopeful wishes shall immerse your heart and soul, dear Jenny. Penny's spirit is very much here for my son and I. Indeed, her spirit, her ideals, are here for all who will listen.

      Penny, a much loved, precious family member. Hugs to you, my friend.

      Merry Christmas xx

      Gary, on behalf of Geoffrey the garden gnome.

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  27. Wonderful to read and see Gary - and it's good to read a gnome - wee-folks' post from you all - Penny was a delight and this is a post worthy of her love for you and your son - with peaceful and blessed thoughts to you for 2019 ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary,

      Geoffrey the garden gnome and I, thank you for your kind thoughts. Penny's legacy shall remain a powerful force for all that is good. The energy of her love truly lives on.

      My dear, thoughtful friend, peaceful and blessed hopes to you for 2019.

      Gary, on behalf of Geoffrey the garden gnome.

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  28. Sweet Penny, you will be sorely missed!!! Thank you for sharing these memories Gary. I am so sorry I am just seeing this now (I am extremely behind on my email). I know this holiday had to be particularly hard for you and your son, sending (((hugs))) and thoughts of comfort and love xoxo

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    1. Hi Caren,

      Thank you, dear friend. Penny will be sorely missed and yet, through the memories, she continues to provide the world with the love that all our animal friends share.

      It's been a reflective holiday time, Caren. My son and I continue to focus on all the positivity she brought to our lives for 18 amazing years.

      Hugs, love and gratitude, your way. Happy 2019!

      Gary, on behalf of Geoffrey the garden gnome.

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  29. Hi Gary, I hope you had a Merry Christmas! I know this year was difficult for you. You have so many wonderful memories that will keep Penny alive within your heart always.

    Hugs my dear friend...

    I hope the New Year will bring peace, light and love your way.

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    1. Hi Truedessa,

      Thanks, I had a very quiet, low-key Christmas. Just the way I like it. It most certainly has been a challenging year for me and I know, for so many others. Penny lives on as all the joy she brought is forever etched in my son's heart and my heart.

      I hope you had a peaceful Christmas, Truedessa.

      Hugs back to you, my nice friend.

      Wishing you a most enlightening and happy 2019.

      Gary, on behalf of Geoffrey the garden gnome.

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  30. What a wonderful post! Merry Christmas and may your new year bring you peace.

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    1. Hi Lynda,

      That's greatly appreciated. Thank you. We hope you had a nice Christmas and that 2019 is a year of peace for you, for all of us.

      Gary, on behalf of Geoffrey the garden gnome.

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  31. Wishing you much happiness in 2019.

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    1. Hi Patsy,

      Thank you and you also, my kind friend.

      Gary, on behalf of Geoffrey the garden gnome.

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  32. Penny will always be loved and remembered!
    Wishing you all the very best that 2019 has to offer my friend!

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  33. Hi Jemi,

    Thank you so much. Penny does indeed live on in treasured memories and the sense of feeling she's watching over my son and I.

    And here's to you and your loved ones have a wonderful, hopeful 2019.

    Gary, on behalf of Geoffrey the garden gnome.

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  34. This is such a wonderful post in honor of Penny. I wish you all the best for 2019.

    www.ficklemillennial.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Gina,

      We greatly appreciate your kind words. Thank you very much. All the very best for you and your loved ones for 2019.

      Gary, on behalf of Geoffrey the garden gnome.

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  35. Awww Penny. Losing a fur baby is never easy! They definitely hold a special place in our hearts :)

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    1. Hi Becca,

      How delightful to not you're back blogging. Penny is forever written in my son's heart, my heart and all those who understand the pure ideals of our fur babies. Thank you for your warm thoughts.

      A peaceful 2019 to you and your loved ones.

      Gary, on behalf of Geoffrey the garden gnome.

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  36. What a pretty little pup she was. To me, she was your dog all the way. Sorry to hear about her passing. She truly was an Internet Star!

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    1. Hi Ivy,

      Indeed, a pretty little pup. She was and still is, a much loved family member. Thank you for your kind condolences, Ivy. Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar!

      Gary, on behalf of Geoffrey the garden gnome.

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    2. We still miss Peanut and she passed years and years ago. It's not easy. They do become part of the family.

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    3. Quite right, Ivy. They stay in our hearts and souls forever. Cherished family members, indeed.

      Thank you for the follow up comment.

      Gary

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  37. I wanted to stop by and see how you were doing after hearing about Penny. We just lost one of our pups a few months ago. My heart goes out to you!

    Elsie

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    1. Hi Elsie,

      Thank you kindly for the visit. As you will realise, it's been ages since I posted. Still struggling with the loss of our beloved Penny. I'm so sorry you lost one of your pups. I reckon your pup is now playing in the magical field beyond the rainbow bridge.

      My dear friend, my heart equally goes out to you.

      Hugs and empathy,

      Gary

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  38. Penny will always have her gnome and fairy family, and you as well!

    I hope you and your precious family, Geoffrey, you will keep Gary surrounded with your love.

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    1. Hi Susan,

      She surely will and yes, so will I. The wee folks had and still have, a special bond with Penny.

      Geoffrey the garden gnome has told me he and the rest of the wee folks will continue to surround my family with their magical love.

      Thank you, Susan. A peaceful 2019 to you and your loved ones.

      Gary, on behalf of Geoffrey the garden gnome.

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  39. So glad to have found your Blog again... I Hope 2019 is all you had a Vision for it to be as it unfolds! Blessings from the Arizona Desert!

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    1. Greetings Dawn,

      Thank you and how delightful to see you here. I shall focus on the positive way forward, my kind friend. Wishing you and your loved ones a most contented 2019.

      From the Staffordshire Moorlands to the Arizona Desert.

      In kindness,

      Gary, on behalf of Geoffrey the garden gnome.

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I do try to comment back to each commenter individually. However, I might have to shorten my replies or give a group thank you. That way, I can spend more time commenting on your blogs. Thank you and peace, my friend.