By the storytellers of Havenwood Heritage Heights
He's smiling, he's hugging something - a doll?
He's in somebody's room.
It's summer, it's a sunny day.
He's Charlie - he's about 4.
He really wanted him because he's holding on tight.
It almost looks like the gnome grabbed him.
It must be in the woods because it looks like a dirt road.
Charlie's holding it and he's so proud of it: "Look at this, look at this!"
He really wants them to look at it: "Look what I found!"
He's with his mother - he's got a happy face.
They were drivin' down the road and he said, "Stop, I wanna hold him."
He's lookin' into Charlie's neck.
"Boy, I'm gonna go home and tell everybody." He can't wait to tell his father and his sister.
No, he hasn't been here before - he's so excited about it, he's grabbin' him 'cause he doesn't have to use his foot.
There's another face on the side of the gnome: the black circles for eyes and a big nose.
We hear rustlin' of grass, prob'ly birds - he's in the woods, there could be a car goin' through.
He's in the dirt.
First, I think they went out for a walk - the hat is so big it wouldn't fit in the car.
The left shoe looks too big.
Charlie is happy with what he's doing - his face is very like, "Boy, this is great, I found this."
Before they got here, his mother prob'ly had house work to do - Charlie plays with his toys while she does.
Charlie has a sister, Julia. She's 12. She's with a friend.
After, they might think about goin' home.
They start the supper - they're havin' turkey, potatoes, vegetables, pie - pumpkin pie!
His father's working - he works in an office.
Charlie wants to be a woodsman when he grows up.
Whatever he is, he's gonna be the boss of it.