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Van Cleef & Arpels
Mon Oct 2, 2017 9:06am

Hi there! I’m so glad that I finally managed to post here. I missed that.
I started high school, with super weird new teachers. But hey, good news! Finally, our English teacher, you know, I think, that person who told me at my LVC project that Lee is ugly 😡 announced us that she can take us on a trip in our beautiful country this month. Yay!

I know I lost so much since I have not been here before. I need to read what you posted these days.

But... one question, which I wanted to ask you since I saw this mark...

Does “Van Cleef & Arpels” is related to our Lee Van Cleef?
Those jewels are really gorgeous. Hey, but once I saw that that firm sells perfume too!

Maybe I don’t know so much about this firm, but sure is headquartered somewhere in USA.

Ah, yes, my name. I wrote my name “Joan” because it’s easier for those who spell my name incorrectly, and not for my friends or classmates or even parents to recognize me here. I don’t want to be mocked again!

Many hugs! ❤️

    • Van Cleef and ArpelsTom B., Tue Oct 3 2:07pm
      No direct relationship.
      • Tom's correct, Ioana...DCG, Thu Oct 5 9:19am
        ...I've got the Van Cleef family tree in my files (but not in front of me at the moment), and I remember trying to trace just such a connection, once and for all. As I recall, Alfred Van Cleef... more
      • "van" means "from"Maggie, Tue Oct 3 2:19pm
        So everybody hailing from a certain location at a certain time in history (when the Dutch fixed their surnames that is) can have the location in their surname. It is like the -sen (son of...) with... more
        • Thanks a lot, dear Maggie!Joan, Tue Oct 3 9:23pm
          Now I understood. I never thought about Netherlands when I was reading this name. Or about Germany. Very interesting and useful information. Thank you. And thank you, I’m glad that you like my real... more
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