Friday, January 15, 2010

The Search For Emma Rose

There came a day when I, having nothing to do but the mundane, became a bit disenchanted with my routine. Being locked inside the castle all these many months had left me filled with wanderlust. So, not having an open door to the outside world, I began my journey on Google.

I wanted to find out about me, of course. Does anyone out in Google-land know about me and my plight? So I typed "Emma Rose" in the little search box and OH MY ROYAL FURNESS!!!

My journey began. . . . .

At first it was exciting. There was your Queen, (that's me), mentioned multiple times for various reasons. But as I travelled further into Google-land I was completely astonished!

There are many, many people, places, and things named after your Queen.
I was humbled . . .

and I was awed . . .

And quite honestly, I was annoyed once or twice!
The only thing I knew for sure that I would find is my namesake. You see, my name was planned long before I came to the castle. In her younger days (long, long ago), the Duchess acquired an album by a folk singer named Kate Wolf. On this album was a very sad song called "Emma Rose". The song was haunting and for some reason moved the Duchess deeply. When I came into her life, in need of a new name, she said "You are my beautiful Emma Rose and you shall be Queen". (I was actually OK with that - especially the Queen part!)
So, on my journey I paused to listen to the haunting song, but wished I hadn't because it made the Duchess cry. (She cries at sad movies too - and even happy movies, so don't worry, she's just like that.)

So, back to my story. . .

I found a designer of fancy dog clothes called Emma Rose Design, and a cupcake business called Emma Rose Cakes. There is a place called Emma Rose Papery that makes lovely paper, and another place called Emma Rose Jewelry with a blog on Blogger!
I found an artist named Emma Rose but could not find pictures of her paintings.
There is a window valance, crib set, Teddy Bear and wall border, all named after me. I even found a necklace, a beautiful rose necklace called the Emma Rose.

There is an author of children's books named after me too! I was so excited that I begged the Duchess to order the books for me.
This one is called "Pumpkin Faces".

by Emma Rose (not me).

And it glows in the dark!

This one is called "Great Gobs of Gum".

also by Emma Rose (nope, not me).

It is a very thin book.
There is also a bedding set fit for a Duchess, and a garden called Emma Rose's Garden.
I found a band called Emma Rose and the Riverboat Scandals - very loud metal and not to my liking if you know what I mean.

And the list goes on and on.

But the most humbling part of my journey was the children. There are so many little girls named Emma Rose! And they are all beautiful. One in particular has touched my heart. She is very young and lives in Indiana. She has a blog - and she has Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. I have added her picture to my sidebar with a link to her site. I am honored to share my name with such a brave little Princess. Her Mom doesn't post very often, but maybe you could visit her and say a little prayer too!

My curious journey into Google-land ended up being something I will never forget. I highly recommend it for a rainy day. You never know what you will find there. (Oh! And did I mention the SAILBOAT?)



  1. Wauw Emma Rose big journey and Lost of you hihihi.
    Bye bye,Lean.

  2. Isn't google fascinating, all the neat stuff yu can learn? Emma Rose was the name of one of my first graders while I was teaching...She was the cutest, little petite thing and when I told her that her name was as lovely as she was, she just beemed with pleasure.
    I'm going to check out your little Emma Rose friend.
    Just remember, you're our favorite Emma Rose!
    Licks and sniffs,
    Zack, Sassy and Buddy

  3. Emma Rose, your highness, what an amazing journey you had in google-land!

  4. What a fantastic journey you had Emma Rose.
    And you, dear Queen Emma Rose, are as lovely as your name too.

    Licks and slobbers,

  5. Queen Emma,

    Of course there are many things named after your wonderful self! It's only right!


  6. Thanks for sharing little Emma Rose's story with us all so we can send thoughts and prayers of hope and healing her way.

  7. It's no wonder there's so much out there on Google, Emma Rose is a beautiful name!

  8. That is an amazing story Queen Emma Rose! Very interesting! You are beautiful Queen Emma Rose!

  9. You are quite special Ms. Emma Rose! Thank you for the story
    Benny & Lily

  10. A boat no less! It's always great to see where a friend's name originated.

    Isn't it fun to hunt yourself down? :)

  11. What a sweet little girl you found..I hope she is doing ok. You are a boat? Who would have thought that..I think you might be getting more famous all the time:)

  12. **curtsies deeply**... wow Emma Rose, you are so lucky to have so many cool things sharing your name! We did a google on my name (Huskee) once, and ended up looking at a brand of tractors. Pfffft.... so not glam at all... and I am sure if you google 'Hershey', you get nothing but chocolates and more chocolates!!

  13. Emma Rose,

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog this week and supporting me and my family after the loss of our beloved Ziggy. It has been a very difficult time for us but having new friends like you there has really helped. Like you, I am royalty. I am the King of my castle and the boss of all in it. I think we have much in common. Have a great weekend.


  14. I bow to you, my lady, Emma Rose. I do not come from royalty. Most people call me a mutt or a mixed breed. Gramma tells me that I am a Follow dog, because I follow her where ever she goes. I am proud to be a follow dog. I am pleased to meet you. You are very lovely and I look forward to hearing more stories from you!

    Your new Friend, Wall-E

  15. Wau.I love your site and animals :)
    You are done this fell!

    Warmest greeting.

  16. Emma Rose ...

    You are very clever!

    And I like all the things you found like that.
    If you do that with my name you get a lot of people and dogs and things. But they're not me!!

    I don't know how they are allowed to do that ...

    From Sammy


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