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The Little Sprout – Poetry Book for Children

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 The Little Sprout The fairy tale begins deep in the magic woodland. The story unfolds in poetic form as The Little Sprout tries to find his path in life. What will he decide to do? What will he become? What would you do,  if you were a sprout?  Fully colorized, featuring art by Muse. Rated 5 out of 5 The Little Sprout Amazon (Sprout Tale) The Little Sprout Amazon (coloring primer) The Little Sprout Barnes and Noble

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Portfolio of Poetic Pastries

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Great Places Where Muse Has Danced The Waltz: Home Furnishings, East Valley Chorale,  Spoonflower, Demand Studios, Paperless Post, Mozilla, CowCow, Pier1, Country Door, Cafe Press, Hardmans, Uncommon Goods, Monet/Claiborne, Valley Express, Shutterstock, Iemporium, Neiman Marcus, White Iris Designs, Merck,  iStock, ArtFire, Zazzle, AMA,  Etsy, Vat19, CoverJunction,  Serengeti, Markwood/Weimer, 4Vector, What On Earth, Nintendo, Ashton Woods, ThemeForest,  FXCoversNsuch,  Animal Crossing, iMBC, Night-Helper, RagTags, TVKing Free Quotes and More, PhotoDune, Colourbox, LoveChequeCharge,   Windy Ridge Estates, AboutEducation, Funimation, WikiHow, TrendyPaperCovers, Creative Market, […]

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Homage to the Maiden ~ Dunne ~ Dunn ~ O’ Duinn

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Family Lineage: I want to pay homage to my family from another time…to my maternal grandmother’s lineage from Mathenay France…a quaint country village nestled in the eastern region, whose ancestors served in knighthood, whose female ancestors fought along side in battle, to those brave young women that were shipped to ‘New France” ~ to my grandfather whose line reaches to Charles the Hammer, a great military leader and grandfather of Charlemagne ~ to my paternal line of Ó Duinn of […]

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Surname ~ Van Meter ~ Van Meteren ~ Van Metre

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  The first mention of a Van Meteren, (also called Van Meteren or Van Meter or Van Metre) we can trace is in a deed dated September 1253. “Meeteren”, is a village in the Tielerwaard and the village of Meteren is still shown on the current maps of Holland. One of the branches of the family lived in the “Huise Van Meteren” in Geldermalsen.There is but little available concerning the residences of the Van Meterens in Holland; one sketch, however, […]

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Pondering Pansies ~ What’s in a Name?

My name is derived from my Nanny (grandmother) who, (the story goes) on Easter Sunday, was born dead. It is told that her father, my great-grandfather, had a little bouquet of ‘pansy’ flowers in his hands he had picked from the garden, expecting this day to be joyous. Upon hearing this grievous news, he sullenly laid the tiny bouquet atop his daughter’s tiny chest. The moment the flowers touched her…she gasped for air and began to wail.  She was promptly named ‘Pansy’ […]

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