Friday, August 01, 2008

Morning the Loss

I knew it might be a bad idea to take him tubing down a creek in the mountains, but I thought what could go wrong. Well, everything went wrong and he is lost in the river and will no longer see the light of day. Gilbert is no more!

Because of the rain yesterday the water was very rough and high and it was very hard for me to hold Gilbert, a camera and the tube, so when I flipped over, I could not get my balance with my hands full. I stumbled a few times before going head first into the water and Gilbert hit a rock and I felt his legs rip off then his head. I knew I only had a torso in my hand so I let go. It put a damper on any fun I could have, I lost a favorite item in my life. I know he's not a person, but he had meaning, and website. I'll probably buy a new one, but he will never be that Gilbert that drunken LSU fans loved to have pictures taken with or the one who almost fell into the riverwalk in San Antonio.

I will miss you, maybe someone will find your head and get freaked out. That would be a great end to a wonderful friend.

4 comments:

shawn said...

Our sincerest condolences from your NBC 17 family. We will miss you Gilbert and remember you fondly. Did he and Mrs. Gilbert ever get around to having any little gnomes???? Sad...very sad

mcriffle said...

Sorry to hear that, he was one of my fav parts of this blog.

J Dog said...

I will warn evweyone, there may be a soap opera type thing going on after I order a new one... I mean ummm come up with the plot line...

ssbraccia said...

After reading about your horrendously bad parenting skills, we are notifying the DNS (dept..of gnome services) to come in an investigate the homicidal drowning of that charming little fellow who never did anything but smile in the face of adversity.

You are a poor excuse for an adult---and you should never be allowed to ever adopt another defenseless garden gnome in life......

As a matter of fact, when you come home, all your other gnomes will be gone---taken to protective custody by ther DGS..

Restraining orders are now in effect---and there's nothing but supervised visits for you---gnome killer !

All of Ohio State's Gnome population is now looking for your wretched hide!

signed---The rest of the Gnome World.