A New Hobby Fit Only For the Silly

Garden mailbox

Story and photos by Cynthia Ruehlig Many times before, I’d heard the suspicious rustling noise, but could not believe it when there, before my eyes, was proof of the freeloading gnome living in my back yard. I brushed aside parched needles fallen from the giant cedar tree – thick debris from past winters – to uncover a shining silver mailbox. Written in beautiful Gaelic script was the culprit’s name – Horace. My husband Walter and I go on weekend adventures to peel off the stress of daily life. During one…

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