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						2  •   Lögberg-Heimskringla  •   Föstudagur 9. júlí   1993









been well

established in

Gimli all

these years

but have kept

a low profile.

It wasn't until the old public

school, built in 1915, was

declared a heritage site and the

Gimli Heritage Committee

began their work on restora-

tion of the building, that the

two huldufólk were sighted.

Dr. Leo Kristjanson, one of

the committee, first caught a

glimpse of the pair in the attic

and was thereafter able to help

other committee members get

a glimpse of them as well. This

wasn't always easy since they

were a sly, impish pair, taken

to playing tricks on the work-


Leo felt they should be

identified and gave them the

names Snorri and Snæbjörn.

These two huldufólk have

been the topic of conversation

many times since and seem to

have kept a close watch over

the happenings in what was

the domain that they had to

themselves for many years.

It was felt that the commu-

nity should be intro-

duced to the two insepa-

rable imps, so an invita-

tion was extended to the

"character launch of the

Huldufólk, Snorri and

Snæbjörn" on Saturday,

June 19, 1993 at

Tergesen's store in

Gimli. There Kathy

Hurlburt (a committee

member) gave a descrip-

tion of the events and

introduced Leo Kristjan-

son, Jerry Johnson, the

artist and Don Torbert,

the carver who officially

unveiled the statue. Kathy has

written a child's book about

the pair; this publication to be

available in August. A display

of some of the old artifacts

from the old school were in the

window with the painting of

the school done by another

committee member, Jeanne

Gullachsen. At the desks were

two doll figures of Snorri and

Snæbjörn, which had been

created by June Gillies.

Colorful T-shirts with the

two huldufólk were worn by

the members and artists and

were available for sale. It was

noted that profits would go

toward the old school project

Leo feels that the two

fellows, although full of

Above L-R: Leo

Krisjanson, Don

Torbert, Kathy

Hurlburt and

Jerry Johnson

with the Snorri

and Snæbjórn

carving on the


mischief, are

a bit lonely

an d h e

thinks it

would be

great if they

could meet

two nice fe-

male huldu-

fólk and get


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